27 janvier 2016

Man Coat, Waistcoat, Breeches, Mid 18th century, France

Coat of purple silk brocad with floral spray pattern; waistcoat of pink silk brocad with flower and fur serpentine motif; breeches of red silk velvet. Mid 18th century, France. AC8940 93-29-AC4867 84-21-3-AC5916 88-55-35 © The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa. Mid-18th century menswear. The coat has large cuffs and deep pleats from both sides of the waist to the hem at the rear. The waistcoat is long enough to fully conceal the wearer's back. Both have gorgeous weave patterns, with silver thread used... [Lire la suite]