Mr Elton in all his Regency finery! As you can see I opted for black stockings in the end, it gave a more elegant look. A very comfortable attire indeed. (Not that one would slouch in this. One becomes very aware of one´s posture.) A 21 c man is not used to showing so much leg, and I realised that one´s lower part of the body is particularily exposed when dancing. The kidskin gloves were very tight at the beginning but soon they streched a bit and I even forgot that I was wearing them.
The watch fob: I wonder what Regency gentlemen did to prevent their watch fobs (the ribbon with the cross) from constantly sliding into the side opening of the fall front? Since they are supposed to hang directly along the edge of the said front.
The waistcoat: perfect, save for one mistake: I put the buttons on the wrong side. I marked the buttons and buttonholes in front of a mirror, and obviously didn´t think. Typical mistake when there is stress involved. Found out when I was dressing and about to leave for the ball, and by then it was too late. I´ve promised myself to move the buttons and make new buttonholes some of these days. Hope to hide the original buttonholes under the overlapping.
Hair: Mr Elton studies fashionplates so no wonder he made an effort to achieve the curly romantic hair of the Regency era.
In the pockets of the tailcoat I carried the dance programme and a fresh handkerchief.