|original drawing by|
Estelle Ansley Worrell
Coats of this period were sometimes still collarless but some had a small stand-up collar like the one pictured. The coat is close-fi~g in the shoulders and chest and becomes full-skirted below the waist. Pockets are high but wffi move down in a few years. Pocket flaps have become an elbow. re is no plain but in browns time was t. 8 s cuff ruffles and a plain neck opening. The cravat is tied once leaving its long ends hanging down with one of them stuffed into the coat.
His waistcoat and breeches can be matching or of a different colon. His stockings are dark, his buckled shoes are black.
The wig is the familiar squared, waved style in front, but the rear view shows the latest hair fashion for men. It is a powdered wig tied in back with a black bow and the hair in a "wig bag."
The rear view shows the back construction of the coat with the side-back seams cumng in from the armholes. These seams end in a series of pleats which make the skirt stand out, quite full. Sometimes there were splits here also.
The center back seam is split up quite high. The coattails of these back splits were almost always decorated with braid even if the front was plain. This continued to be the style into the 19th century (see Figure 185).