The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches
Detail from Portrait of Antonio Pascual de Borbón y Sajonia, infante de España, Anton Rafael Mengs. Sitter is about 11 years old in this portrait. [upturned cuffs are rather large for the late but Court fashions always lagged behind Fashions in general]
Court coat - 1775 - British - The abundance of silver decorations used to adorn the jacket would have sparkled in flickering candlelight and indicated the status of the wearer who could afford such an expensive garment.
Late Restoration: Men The justacorps, waistcoat, and breeches ensemble becomes the dominant male silhouette. Lace trim, embroidery, and other forms of excessive decoration can still be found amongst the wealthy.