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Buttons and embroidery of Court Suit, 1770-1785, Silk, velvet, satin, cotton. Worn by Sir John Thomas Stanley of Alderley, Cheshire, (6th Bt. 1735 = 1807)
1760s English Gentleman's Court Suit at the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina - This piece shows really well the men's silhouette at this point in the 18th century: while the coat and waistcoat still retained their length from earlier decades, they were starting to fit more closely to the body, with less of the obvious skirting from before. That being said, I can't help mentally comparing this piece to its French equivalents - and I'm definitely noticing both similarities and differences.
Coat, vest, and breeches, French, c. 1760. Patterned velvet embroidered with sequins, spangles, and silver thread.
John Hancock's ruffled shirt, silk embroidered waistcoat, and velvet Frock coat, .c1780. Old State House, Boston. Massachusetts. Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman