mushroo-m-deactivated20120708 asked: hi, for awhile i've been looking at the 1800's and early 9110's and i've liked the style. here in my town, no stores sell this kind of style clothing. what do i do? also, do you think a man can pull off a corsette? sincerely, you eccentric dandy.
Absolutely, men wore corsets during 1820-1835 men donned wasp waisted corsets and during many other times they wore them to slim their figures. The same can be said for wigs, makeup and heels.
The tricky thing about being a “Green Carnation Dandy” in these days is that finding appropriate clothing can be incredibly complicated. The Gentleman’s Emporium does carry some very nice things but it is a tad pricey.
Your basics will be silk vests, high waisted or just above hip - waisted pants, good pointed shoes or square toed shoes, a pocket watch, a cravat (or jabot if you prefer), cotton or lace gloves, a good tail coat or something similar and a quality hat of your choice.
it may seem like a lot but most of these things can surprisingly be found at thrift stores or big chain stores if you just look well enough.
I do hope this helped!