Stripping the 18th Century English Male | Making History Tart & Titillating
Suit (men), 1780, Switzerland. Pink silver brocade with rich embroidery in gold. Consisting of Frockcoat, waistcoat and breeches. Silk embroidered. Swiss National Museum.
Gentleman's Frockcoats, waistcoats and breeches, Italy, 1780
ca. 1810 Court suit. This three piece suit is exemplary of skilled French embroidery and the silhouette of men's court wear during the time of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). The intricate embroidery pattern is intriguingly mimicked between the waistcoat and coat, reinforcing its status as a full suit.
Formal Suit of Lavender & Purple Satin, French, 1770-1780.
GENTLEMAN'S THREE-PIECE FORMAL SUIT WITH ATTACHED WIG BAG AND LACE CUFFS (COAT, WAISTCOAT, BREECHES) CIRCA 1780