Galerie des Modes, 20e Cahier, 3e Figure

Redingote en Bakmann or hooded. (1779)

BACKMANN: another type of Redingote, also called by the name of the one who first made use of this garment, destined principally to protect against the intemperacies of the air and the disagreeableness of the streets of Paris during the winter.

The Backmann offered in the Print has a collar with no seaming, forming revers, shaped like a fichu.

Batiste kerchief, knotted en cravate; hat folded up in Swiss fashion; large loup enveloping the hands to the elbow and serving as a pectoral.  The simplicity and comfort of this grand Négligé has given it an infinite number of lovers.


  1. I never knew that men carried fur muffs as well!

    1. Everyone needs to keep their hands warm, I guess!

  2. Good evening I'm working making a slideshow collecting greatcoats with similar collars, and I was wondering if I could use this image?


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