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Gentlemen's formal day wear (just ignore the creepy glam-mannequin.) Formal ensemble, UK, c wool trimmed with silver braid, lined with silk.

Ensemble 1790s The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Ensemble 1790s The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)

"For Lord Akeldama" a cut away or swallow tale jacket The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Ensemble    1787-1793

Coat 1787-1792 The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)

French Coat at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York {Coat - Coats were the last layer to be worn for men. This coat would then transition to become the tailcoat of the early century.

Design based on a typical 1790′s cut and embellished with hand embroidery. The embroidery design is based on 18th century silk designs. The waistcoat is double breasted with buttons, wide lapels and jiggers in the back.

Design based on a typical cut and embellished with hand embroidery. The embroidery design is based on century silk designs. The waistcoat is double breasted with buttons, wide lapels and jiggers in the back.

fripperiesandfobs: Suit ca. 1778

fripperiesandfobs: Suit ca. 1778 (Lilith et Adalia)

Man’s suit of red velvet trimmed with silver embroidery and sequins, French, (Kent State University Museum)

1790, altered ca 1805, Europe - Man's Suit - Coat and breeches: silk plain weave (shot taffeta) with sequins and metallic-thread embroidery; waistcoat: silk satin with sequins and metallic-thread embroidery

Man’s Suit, circa altered circa Europe; Coat and breeches: silk plain weave (shot taffeta) with sequins and metallic-thread embroidery; waistcoat: silk satin with sequins and metallic-thread embroidery.

the exquisite 18th-century...

I must admit I've been dreaming of having a book launch in period dress and thought I'd hold a little contest to see which.

Robe de cour, 1788, Les Arts Decoratifs

Robe de cour, 1788, Les Arts Decoratifs

Eighteenth century breeches. That essential button.

fastening on man's silk wedding breeches / century / costume collection / Ham House, Surrey / National Trust Image

1706. Detail of "Paisanne du Helder, pres du Texel / Boerin van de Helder, over Texel" (Farmer's wife from Helder, on Texel) by Bernard Picart.  18th century women's clothing - Dutch - island of Texel, province of NoordHolland, Netherlands

1706. Detail of "Paisanne du Helder, pres du Texel / Boerin van de Helder, over Texel" (Farmer's wife from Helder, on Texel) by Bernard Picart. 18th century women's clothing - Dutch - island of Texel, province of NoordHolland, Netherlands

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