Young Elégant dressed in an embroidered coat with a vest of the newest taste. (1787)
Knight's Costume. - "Coat, vest, and breeches of a silk stuff appropriate to the season: on the sword, a cabbage bow which prevents the hilt from being found; very long curls, and overall extremely large, because they mingle better; the hair very enlarged, very crimped, the toupet strongly in front, and the sides very large; so that there is only the cap to put on to make a woman's coiffure."
Les Chiffons, by Mlle Javotte, mender, Paris, 1787