original drawing by
Estelle Ansley Worrell
Go to Tempus' Weeb Page 1740s

(Worn through 60s.) The coat became double-breasted with a large collar in the 40s. The cuffs were large, almost to the elbow. The pocket flaps were lower than a few years before.

This man's waistcoat is buttoned at the chest, left open over the stomach, then buttoned for a few buttons just below the waist. This is done for ventilation but it also happens to be fashionable. At times the ends of the long cravat were pulled out through the opening.

The waistcoat now always has pocket flaps as well as the coat.

His shoes have large tongue flaps and large metal buckles. They are black, his stockings are dark. He carries his gloves.

The double-breasted, large-cohared coat became the uniform of the British naval officers in 1748 so it was worn by both civilians and military. England sent ninety vessels out of Boston to besiege Fort Louis@ourg so there were, one would assume, at least ninety British naval officers or more on this expedition.

Officers' uniforms usually used braid trim along with lapel faciiig@, cuffs, and collar of a contrasting color. They often wore the double-breasted vest of Figure 115 with much gold braid trim. The uniforms usually were red with medium blue facings and gold braid edgings.

This man's hair is natural but worn in the style of fashionable wigs.