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    • Mid-17th century breeches

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    • Pumpkin or melon hose are replaced by full, long breeches, which are often trimmed in front with a diagonal ladder of braid. Sometimes a vertical slash at the sides is finished in buttons and buttonholes. Tubular breeches are wide at the top,...
    • Savoy Hours

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    • Underwear includes breeches of linen, which are held to the waist by a drawstring, and a loose shirt of varying length equivalent to the women's chemise (Manuscript 390)
    • Portrait of a gentleman

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    • Detail. A clearly defined silhouette of the early years of Louis' reign. The hat is the steeple. The wide, flat collar has a box pleat under the chin. The important shirt is soft and full, blousing over the petticoat breeches. The doublet is now...
    • Game of the skittles

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    • Detail. A back view of petticoat breeches. Ribbon loops decorate the waist and hem. Showing under the petticoat breeches is a small portion of tubular breeches, finished in a gathered lace ruffle. The stockings are very wrinkled. This is an...
    • Marriage a la mode

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    • Detail. For comfort breeches are cut to fit high in back. In front they are sewn into a low, wide band. They are opened in the center front or on both sides
    • Captain Wade

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    • In its trim appearance and precise details, this is a very fine example of men's dress of the period. The line of the coat slopes from the chest. The coat has a turned-down collar. Cuffs are small. Buttons are the only coat decoration. The shirt...
    • Tailored garments

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    • On the top row from the upper left are: coat, vest, breeches, Bavarian breeches; on the second row: redingote, abbe's short cloak, abbe's long cloak, cassock; on the bottom row: dressing gown, court gown, short vest without skirts, and coat...
    • Blue boy, The

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    • Children's dress begins to soften and develop its own style. Boys are in comfortable short jackets and breeches. Hair is natural. This famous example is strongly influenced by the Cavalier style
    • English country squire

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    • An English country squire in breeches and boots with a contrasting turned-down cuff. Throughout this period the coat is usually darker than trousers. Normally the vest is made of the brightest color (engraving, from The Vicar of Wakefield)
    • Portrait of Claude Deruet

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    • Tubular breeches are tied to the waist of the doublet with small ribbon points. Diagonal ladder trim decorates the breeches in front. A sword belt hangs from the right shoulder. Draped over the left shoulder is a large cape with a wide, flat collar...
    • William Wollaston

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    • Notice the typical use of gold braid on both sides of the buttons. Coat and breeches match. Gold braid also decorates the front flaps of the breeches
    • Henry Rich, first Earl of Holland

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    • The doublet with a long skirt and more natural waist. Breeches are long and tubular. The boots have a red leather turned-back cuff, which is edged with lace boot-hose. Hair is long. The mustache and beard are trim. Notice the sword belt under the...
    • Monument de costume

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    • At home the turban is over undressed hair. The dressing gown is typically full, loose, and made of rich fabric. Well-fitted breeches are fastened over stockings. Notice the mules (engraving)

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