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This was a frock coat during the century which was generally cut looser and shorter than dress coats and had flat, turned-down collar. These were considered country wear after 1730 and became formal wear after 1770 as well.

Banyan (image 3) | French | 1760 | silk, linen | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1976.149.1

An overall interest in all things Eastern influenced textile designs and clothing styles of the eighteenth century. The banyan, a popular men's leisure garment, was inspired by East Indian styles of clothing

American Duchess:Historical Costuming | Historical Costuming and sewing of Rococo 18th century clothing, 16th century through 20th century, by designer Lauren Reeser

This century ditto suit is fashioned of ivory silk with ornate embroidery. A ditto suit is a male ensemble of a coat, waistecoat, and breeches all made from the same material.

Met Banyan second half 18th century European Silk, wool, linen Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 54 1/2 in. (138.4 cm) (b) Length at CB: 30 in. (76.2 cm) (c) Length at CB: 17 in. (43.2 cm)      C.I.56.5.1a–c

Met Banyan second half century European Silk, wool, linen Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 54 in. cm) (b) Length at CB: 30 in. cm) (c) Length at CB: 17 in.

ca. 1730 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 55 1/2 in. (141 cm) (b) Length at CB: 37 in. (94 cm)

Banyan at Met) Date: ca. 1780 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 63 in.

A GENTLEMAN'S COURT SUIT, 1780S

A GENTLEMAN'S COURT SUIT, of green and grey velvet, lavishly embroidered in cut pastes and silks with borders of dripping wysteria florets, with matching breeches, sold at Christie's SALE 5318 LOT 109

Authentic eighteenth century dress in dark brown patterned silk velvet, embroidered silk. Brown silk velvet breeches dark with small designs.

France, c man's suit, silk velvet and silk thread embrodiery, used for Beaumarchais's Mariage de Figaro play, directed by Jean Meyer in 1946

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