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Colonial Mens Clothing By:Georgiy Izyumskiy 7A1 ID2
Indroduction If you have ever been in Williamsburg in Virginia, you probably have seen many men dressed in complicated suits. Shirts with weird cloth sticking out. Something that looked liked leggings on their legs, and many other extraordinary clothes we never saw. The project Im doing is going to be about these unique clothes many men put on in the colonial times.
The parts of a typical mans colonial suit. Tri-corn hat Wig Banyan Cravat Coat Breeches Stockings Shoes
Le chapeau tri-corn/ The tri-corn hat. A tri-corned technically is just a hat with its edges folded upward to make a three cornered hat. In the colonial period it was called the cocked hat. Normally this hat was used in military and naval uniforms. The idea of the cocked hat was that when it rains, the rainwater slides down the hat and instead of the rain going in the face it disposes it over the mans shoulders. It was fashionable because it was cheap, simple, yet extravagant, people also decorated it with a gold, or silver lace, feathers, and other trinkets.
La perruque/ The Wig The wig was basically made to compensate the loss of a mans hair, or improving his personal appearance. Another purpose they served was that head lice wouldnt be a problem if the real hair was shaved, and a wig would be put on top. The first wigs introduced to the English people were by the French. Others put on wigs because it was to honor Queen Elizibeth I who wore a tight red wig that was curled Roman style. People of high rank, wealth, and the wigmakers, mostly wore wigs.
Le Banian/ The Banyan The banyan was a loose robe that was worn instead of a coat. Banyans were also called Indian gowns, nightgowns, or wrappers. It was cut in a loose T-shape or made just like a long simple coat. It was comfortable to wear at home and at important dates or meetings. The robes were usually patterned, so they can be from light and cool or from quilted to warm.
La cravate/ The cravat During the colonial years many men used to wear some kind of cloth on their neck. Cravats couldve been worn for fashion and for labor to look nice. Cravats were made out of linen, it was a narrow piece that could be enhanced on its ends with a lace or a knot. The cravats were wrapped around the neck and tied in the front, like a tie but larger and more grand. The word cravat was acquired from crabate that was worn by the Croatian soldiers serving with the French army.
Le Pelage/ The Coat The coat was the uppermost layer of the suit that men wore nearly every day. The coat was put over the waist coat and the breeches. The coat that has a collar can also be called a frock. The coats were fashionable for dress and for undress. The frocks were popular till the 1770s when at that time they were called coats again.
La Culotte/ The Breeches The breeches are short pants that reach up a little below your knees. From the late 16 century till the early 19 century many men used to wear breeches. Most men wore breeches as their lower garment, even though the breeches could be in many forms and length. Stockings usually came underneath the breeches to cover the bare parts of the legs. Leather breeches were used at work, but breeches could also be made out of wool, cotton, and silk.
Les Bas/ The Stockings Stockings were worn by men as well as women, mostly they were knit. With some technology in the late 16 century the stocking could even be embroidered and given color. Slaves usually did the course stockings who were cut of woolen or linen cloth and sewn into the size of the leg
Les chaussures/ The shoes The shoes that the men couldve had varied different sizes, shapes, and colors. The low heel shoes were most fashionable because they were made of softer leather. The low healed shoes were also called pumps. The frequent color of the shoes is black but the colors may vary occasionally. The shoes were usually fasten by a buckle, the ties were also a way to tie shoes but those were used for utility purposes.
Bibliography (Books) Explore Colonial America! By:Verna Fisher illustrated by: Bryan Stone Five Centuries of American Costume by: R.Turner Wilcox Colonial America by: Nancy Day Costume by: Margot Lister Clothes in Colonial America by: Mark Thomas