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Suit, wool, silk, 1755-65, British. The British aesthetic during the 18th century tended to veer away from the ostentatious French styles being worn at the same time. This particular British suit is exemplary of popular dress in England during the middle of the 18th century with its somber wool, minimal decoration and plain buttons.

This particular British suit is exemplary of popular dress in England during the middle of the century with its somber wool, minimal dec.

Man’s formal suit comprising coat, waistcoat and breeches, England, 1770-1780, Fulled wool tabby with embroidered silver filé. Royal Ontario Museum

fcbtc / Man’s formal suit comprising coat, waistcoat and breeches, England, Fulled wool tabby with embroidered silver filé.

The British aesthetic during the 18th century tended to veer away from the ostentatious French styles being worn at the same time. The textiles were more somber, the silhouettes more simple and the fashions more basic while decoration and elaborate textiles flourished in France

Frockcoat & Breeches (called a suit whereas an ensemble includes a matching waistcoat) Date: Culture: British Medium: wool, silk Note large cuffs and large black buttons. Rather somber attire

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