This is an example of the typical attire for the Edwardian male. There were not many drastic changes to men's fashion during the turn of the century, except a slimmer silhouette and straight shoulders.
The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches
A Era Vitoriana - Especial com a história, ilustrações, roupas e acessórios originais da época (1837 até 1901
I just love this picture. To me the kitten is looking to the old man for guidance and respect of his wisdom whilst at the same time the old man is looking at the kitten for inspiration and renewed enthusiasm for life.