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Ensemble

Date:
ca. 1765
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, metal
Credit Line:
Isabel Shults Fund, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.405.1a–f
Not on view
This splendid coat comes with detachable cuffs with embroidery matching that of the waistcoat. Perhaps a practical element, as it doubles the use of the ensemble, the feature of removable cuffs betokens the abiding interest of menswear in the small details. Even today, features such as French cuffs or barrel sleeves are defining in menswear.
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