Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire. Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
There are four kinds of coats which is a must have: a business coat, a frock coat, a dress coat and an overcoat. A well dressed man may do well with four of the first and one each of the others per annum. An economical man may get by with less.
To dress like a Victorian, you will first need a waistcoat, or vest in American English. The Victorian look is made up of a Top hat, frock coat trousers and boots.
Have a top hat - A top hat was also essential during this time, as top hats stated that you were sophisticated.
Have frock coats or a tailcoat - A frock coat became very popular in the second half of the Victorian era. Tailcoats were also worn
Wear the trousers correctly - Victorian men wore their trousers with the top just below the belly-button. Belts were not used, as trousers did not have belt loop
Select the right Boots: Boots are either lace up or button up with a low heel, pointed toe, and a mid to high calf depending on if you were a gentlemen or western man. Modern square-toed boots are rare, but with the Victorian look is incomplete without the perfect set of boots.
The dress of a gentleman should be such as not to excite any special observation, unless it is for neatness and propriety. Utmost care should be exercised to avoid even the appearance of desiring to attract attention by the peculiar formation of any article of attire, or by the display of an immoderate quantity of jewelry, both being a positive evidence of vulgarity, leaving no other impression than that of a well dressed gentleman.