To 1780/1795 France Charming male vest silk fluted Bayadère from the end of 18th century taste very Dandy for this jacket striped cream gold Chevron pattern and green spinach in 24 buttons shaped in such. Original back on three links of attachment for tightening and white broken. plush cotton inner lining very good state of conservation. Equivalent man in 38 size.
American made suit dating to 1775-1785. Silk faille, cotton/linen plain weave, silk
A rare, lightweight man's coat for summer wear - in France or its colonies - 1760s. Sold at the Hotel Drouot, Paris (2010), the striped silk taffeta in shades of green & pastel pink instantly appeals to today's eye. What makes it unusual is an attached vest. The two front sections of the vest are sewn directly to the armholes of the coat, so there is no back to the vest, just the coat itself. Courtesy, www.thierrydemaigret.com