Culottes et Guètres de Peau

A man’s ensemble in the 1810s was not complete without a hat. The top hat was the favorite form of headwear, available in a wide range of shapes and colors. For evening, the chapeau-bras was a stylish choice, flat and foldable to be carried under the arm.

Culottes et Guètres de Peau, Fashion Plate by Horace Vernet from Incroyables et Merveilleuses 1810-1818, 1955 edition