original drawing by
Estelle Ansley Worrell
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This country man wears the new coat over petticoat breeches (see Figure 61). Sometimes the coat is sleeveless but in a few years the vest or waistcoat will be worn with it. It is cobarless and there is no pocket flap yet but large sleeve cuffs have developed, held in place with buttons. The pocket buttons are only decorative, never buttoned. There are splits in the side seams.

The petticoat breeches have ribbon bows on the sides but the ribbon garters are disappearing in favor of a band around the knee of the breeches as in Figure 73.

His shoes have large flared tongues. His ribbon-banded hatis worn flat in the rural fashion over his own natural hair. Rural people were not so likely to wear wigs as people in the towns.