Habit à la francaise

made from dove blue brocade

Period: around 1770

This justaucorps - or habit à la francaise, as men's suits were called in the second half of the 18th century - with culotte (breeches with bib fastening) and gilet (waistcoat) was made from an original cut of pigeon-blue brocade with the small pattern in silver and black typical of rococo men's suits.

It has a small stand-up collar and a edging made of metal braid. The ensemble includes a shirt trimmed with antique lace, a jabot and a neck tie.

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