Magasin des Modes, 4e Cahier, Plate II

December 20, 1786
A young Englishman in full dress. Here, men never appear without a sword; it is easy to see that in London, this practice is not the same. One can see that in London, they are also fully dressed in a frock coat.

The one worn by the young Englishman is of a puce little velvet on a yellowish ground. It is trimmed with flat, medium-sized gilded buttons, all plain; it is lined with a puce silk twill, mixed.

Under this frock coat, he wears a gilet of sea-green satin, with wide pink stripes forming large squares; breeches of black satin, buttoned on the sides with seven buttons, and the garters of which are fastened with narrow rectangular silver buckles.

White stockings.

In his watch pockets, two watches, from one of which hangs a simple cord of Sky blue silk, with a large key at the end, and from the other hangs a cord of silk and gold,also with a large key.

Her shoe buckles are silver, in very wide squares, and trimmed with pearls.

On his neck, wrapped three times, a full cravat.

The sleeve ruffles and jabot of the shirt are of lace.

His hair is frizzed in a wide grecque and three curls, one on top and two below, made to below the ear. Behind, his hair is tied low in a queue.

He holds under his arm a very large black hat, trimmed with a white plume.


  1. Is there a difference between "large stripes forming squares" and checks? I've noticed that checked waistcoats don't seem to have been widely popular. I was excited to see this and surprised by the description.


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