Ornamented Trousers during the English Regency, Directoire, Federal Period, et c.

Tight long pants (and a couple shorter pairs) with fancy braid decorating the fall, seat, or outseams.

British trousers, 1810-1820, held at the V&A. http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O116319/trousers-unknown/

“19th c embroidered pants,” private Ebay UK sale by Atelier 1900. No further provenance or date information. Sorry for dreadfully huge source link. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/antique-19-th-c-embroidered-pants-mens-trousers-culotte-a-pont-dhomme-ancienne-/301007799831?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&nma=true&si=7%252FvHHBpvL2XB70yXGYeUGbgeXjA%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
Napoleonic-era trousers, maybe Italian
“Napoleonic Era Trouser Pants For Uniform.” Maybe Italian. Private Ebay sale. Another huge link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Napoleonic-Era-Trousers-Pants-for-Uniform-/301090452080?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item461a63b270&nma=true&si=NgD%252F%252BXoCGy3%252BUYd2n4pKzIXpI70%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
Back view of previous. http://jpegbay.com/gallery/003225370-.html#7
Military breeches, Italian, held at the Met. http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/91886
Pantaloons with white braid at the fall. Probably 1819, France. http://www.antique-prints.de/shop/catalog.php?cat=KAT13&lang=FRA&product=P009984&sid8C7206B11AE9452E813C63DC513C7BDE=3b6e6d38ffdd2a6fa78f643224fefbfa
Light blue trousers with light blue braid at fall and outseam, worn under boots. Costume Parisien, 1809 http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/fpc/id/626/rec/7
Similar idea in light grey: braid at fall and outseam, Costume Parisien 1809. Sorry, no real source on this one. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/327003622919610110/
Outseam braid (I think) and maybe braid decoration on the front– there’s a slight raised feature just visible at his thigh. Breeches, not trousers, I think– note the buttons above the boot. Costume Parisien, 1809. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/327003622916151168/
More gray, no outseam braid. Costume Parisien, 1810. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/327003622919610078/
This ice-skater is wearing the attire of an uhlan– a Polish light lancer– complete with czapka. Costume Parisien, 1813. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/327003622916193399/
Costume Parisien, An 7 (1801). Not entirely clear whether he has a braid-trimmed fall, or is wearing two similar but not identical fobs. I’m inclined for the latter, since he’s much earlier than most of the examples here. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/327003622916151192/
Boy’s skeleton suit, 1800-1830, Connecticut. No fall-front, but certainly also civilian fashion borrowing fabulousness from hussars. http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.ca/2014/04/a-little-boys-suit-with-military-air-c.html
Veteran of Napoleonic War, photographed ca. 1858 in his uniform. Quartermaster Fabry of the 1st Hussars. His trousers have the braid decoration, but they’re fly-front rather than fall-front. At Mashable: http://mashable.com/2014/10/27/napoleonic-wars-veterans/ Official collection homepage: http://library.brown.edu/collections/askb/veterans.php
Ornamented Trousers during the English Regency, Directoire, Federal Period, et c.

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