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The Common Man’s Dress, 1758

18th Century Digressions, Society and Politics No Comments »

All you need to know about 18th century men's fashion in one advert… okay perhaps not everything, but I found this quite useful in regard to fabrics:

'‘Mens and Boys ready made broad and narrow Cloth Cloathes, Ratten and Frieze Suits… Fustian Cloaths of all Sorts, Everlasting Waistcoats and Breeches, Velvet and Shag Waistcoats and Breeches, Russia Drab Frocks of all sizes, Fearnought and Duffle Coats and Waistcoats…’ (1758, May 13 Norwich Mercury)

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