gent's four piece formal court suit, c. 1820 Coat & breeches of dark brown cut/uncut velvet to blue satin ground; coat embroidered in polychrome silk large scale florals, gold metallic cord & crimped foil flowers, C.
The eighteenth century monied male was often a peacock, eager to display his taste and wealth, and fond of lavishly decorated or patterned fabrics, and bright striking colours. The usual outfit remained the three piece suit of coat, waistcoat and breeches
Eighteenth Century men’s wig: Men who could afford it bought wigs. Full-bottomed wigs were preferred up until where the French toupee or English foretop became popular afterwards. They were made by human hair and were powdered for formal dress.