Was there a specific point in time when guys started replacing their buckle shoes with shoe ties, and stopped wearing short pants, for sake wearing the pants we think of today?
Charles Henry Sanson comes to mind, but there is also Oliver Cromwell as well. I always thought they’d both look better, if they were dressed like Mad Max or Terminator.
But joking aside, it seems like I notice fashion choices a lot more in historical pieces than modern fiction.
Nowadays, if someone dressed in torn up jeans and Jesus sandals, either we assume it’s some kind of counter-fashion statement (Beatniks, Punks, Hippies), or someone truly doesn’t know how to dress themselves, and make them look like a stereotypical “lady or gentleman”.
As someone who likes it when writers blend historical and science fiction.