Collar styles varied from simple fold down to wing tip to rounded banker collars and high stand collars and a man could swap out on his shirts, as desired.
Flannel shirts were only for country wear and typically featured a half-placket with collar-band.
The Late Victorian Era was humming with activity as the Industrial Revolution hit full stride, bringing revolutionary technologies and mass-produced products to market.
The manner in which people worked and lived was forever altered, mostly for the better, and these advancements included electric sewing machines in factory settings providing access to ready-to-wear fashion.
These cuffs and collars were the only part of a shirt that really showed, thus keeping a neat and tidy appearance - and the remainder of the dirty shirt hidden from public scrutiny until laundry day.
Though plain white shirts were the standard, men also enjoyed patterned and bright shirts to offset the starched white collars and cuffs.
A straw boater hat with grosgrain band might be spotted on a gentleman during warm weather months.
Ties - Bowties were popular during the late Victorian era, but the "four in hand" and ascot both gained popularity as the decade progressed.Coats - The frock coat, with its slim fit, seamed waist and narrow "skirt" falling to mid to low thigh continued to be a standard "uniform" for more formal daywear, and was mostly found in black, gray and other darks.However, as the era progressed, the shorter, less structured sack coat stepped onto the scene, appropriate for appointments and casual social calls.Other types of ties including the English square, silk puff and silk imperial were fancied for their availability in abundant designs and patterns, and "Teck" Ties, with their convenient pre-tied straps, also gained favor.Men's fashion was quite a bit less ornate than that of female counterparts; however, neckwear was an accepted way to express a bit of sartorial style.Trousers - Black was the basic color for trousers, but light colored or patterned pants were also gaining a leg up.