I love getting inspiration from vintage garments as a way of adding twists to contemporary apparel . . . and I don’t think I’m alone . . . there’s a number of sources out there . . . but, my favorite is the vintage textile website www.vintagetextile.com. The garments and accessories are for sale and I can’t afford anything . . . but, everything is a real treat to look at.
Whoever does this website takes time to photograph the garments and accessories at different angles, close-up, etc. . . . even the linings and other features are frequently photographed. Many images are close enough to show construction techniques.
One fascinating garment there is a lavender silk gentleman’s 3-piece suit (c.1765-1785) . . . Lots of detailed photographs and some interesting information . . . and difficult to imagine a grown man wearing something like that.