"...Many thing are called by the names of persons who were not inventors at all. Sometimes a new kind of clothing is called after some great person just to make it seen distinguished" _ The book: Stories that words tell us - 110p
A 1901 fashion plate of the new Chesterfield
"The Chesterfield has no horizontal seam or sidebodies, but can still somewhat shaped using the side seam & darts.
It can be single or double breasted, and has been popular in a wide variety of fabrics, typically heavier weight tweeds, or charcoal & navy, and even the camel hair classic. It has often been made with a velvet collar.
It was a staple of smarly dressed men's wardrobes from the
1920s to 1960s" _ from Wikipedia
A chesterfield overcoat is called by the tailor who first gave this kind of coat. Because they wished to suggest that this coat had all the elegance displayed in the clothing of the famous eighteens century dandy, the 14th Eart of Chesterfield.
Portrait of Lord Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788-1855), half-length, in military uniform, a plumed hat under his left arm
"A raglan sleeve is a type of sleeve whose distinguishing characteristic is to extend in one piece fully to the collar, leaving a diagonal seam from underfrarm to collarbone" _ from wikipedia
It's named after Lord FritzRoy James Henry Somerset, 1st baron Raglan, who is said to have worn this style of coat after the loss of his arm in the Battle of Warterloo.
"Amelia Jenks Bloomer (May 27, 1818 – December 30, 1894) was an Ameriacan women's right and temperance advocate.Even though she did not create the women's clothing reform style known as Bloomers, her name became associated with it because of her early and strong advocacy."
|1850s fashion bloomers|
The Bloomer costume were popularized by Amelia Jenks Bloomer in the early 1850s( hence the name, shorting of "bloomer suit")
They were long baggy pants narrowing to a cuff at the ankles (worn below skirt), intended to preserve Victorian decency while being less of a handrance to women's activities than the long full skirts od the period ( the period of Victorian dress)
They were worn by a few women in 1850s, but were widely ridiculed in the press, and failed to become commontly accepted (1850s in fashion)
|Paul Poiret - Harem Pants 1911|
|Paul Poiret - Harem Pants 1903|