Man in redingote and chapeau claque on the Boulevard des Italiens.

Redingote, chapeau claque, Romantic, fashion, Boulevard,
A Corner on the Boulevard des Italiens (1833).

A Corner on the Boulevard des Italiens; (1833).

Courboin, François (illustrator)

Man in redingote and chapeau claque on the Boulevard des Italiens.

Romantic fashion in the reign of Louis Philippe.

The man in this plate is wearing a militaire or demi-solde redingote, a long, low-waisted coat. He is also wearing a ‘chapeau claque’ or what contemporary Americans might call a ‘top hat.’

The woman is wearing a dress that is tightly cinched at the middle by a corset and accentuated on both sides by large, billowing sleeves and a very wide skirt. She is also wearing a fashionable Alsatian cap.

Source: Fashion in Paris; the various phases of feminine taste and æsthetics from the revolution to the end of the XIXth century by Octave Uzanne, Lady Mary Loyd, François Courboin. London, W. Heinemann, 1901.

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