During the 1890s, men generally wore only readymade, mass-produced clothing. A greater variety of clothing was also available, ranging from work wear and casual wear to dress wear. Bib overalls for the working man were a notable addition to the 1890s wardrobe.
Jackets were notably short and narrow during the 1890s. Sleeves were narrow and short enough to reveal the cuffs. The jacket was close-fitting with extremely narrow lapels and a rounded bottom at the front. The jacket was generally buttoned to the top. Notice the tight fit and shortened sleeves of the man's jacket below.
Informal attire often consisted of light trousers with dark jackets.
Trousers also became narrower, fitting closely to the legs in a tubular style.
Shirts were close-fitting with narrow sleeves. Shirt collars were small and stiff with small points. A black bowtie was frequently worn for more casual attire, while a long, narrow tie was worn with dress suits. Notice the tight-fitting shirts with small, pointed collars in the image below.