original drawing by
Estelle Ansley Worrell
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Periwigs and greatcoats (overcoats) became unmensely popular, not only with civilians but with the military as well.

Brandenburg braid trim was used with the buttons and buttonholes down the front of this man's coat. It has just one button on each sleeve holding up the large cuff. It is worn over a coat like that of Figure 65. A cravat with lace ends is looped over at the neck to fill in the space left by the wide turned-back collar.

He wears stockings and shoes with the flared tongues so high that they flop over.

His hat is turned up in both front and back and has a plurne. His wig has long "love locks" in front but wigs still have a natural look. The legislature of Massachusetts denounced wigs in 1675. Ministers called them "honid bushes of vani " but men continued to wear them.

The Governor of New York was painted in a coat like this. He wears the breastplate armor with arm protectors like that of Figure 3 under the greatcoat with the cravat over it.

French musketeers of the 1670s dressed in almost exactly the same outfit with two bandoliers crossed over the chest as in Figure 57. One was for a sword and the other for powder flasks and pouch.

This man's hat and coat are gray with dark blue cuffs. The breeches, waistcoat (vest), stockings, and hat band are red.