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Two Nerdy History Girls: A Perfect Pair of Gentleman's Buckskin Breeches

Susan reporting: One of our very first posts here at the TNHG involved Loretta's encounter with a pair of black stockinette breeches.

Two Nerdy History Girls: A Perfect Pair of Gentleman's Buckskin Breeches. General explanation of buckslin breeches, including some detailed pictures.

Perfect Pair of Gentleman's Buckskin Breeches reproduced by the Tailors at Colonial Williamsburg

The view, above, shows the self-covered buttons on the leg openings, and the cuff tabs that would have fastened with buckles beneath the knee and over stockings

Two Nerdy History Girls: A Perfect Pair of Gentleman's Buckskin Breeches

Making Regency era Breeches

MY Mr Knightley: Making Breeches

The next item in my men’s Regency wardrobe is a pair of breeches. Men had been wearing different forms of breeches since the early sixteenth century.

Eighteenth century breeches. That essential button.

fastening on man's silk wedding breeches / century / costume collection / Ham House, Surrey / National Trust Image

MIDDLE CLASS MAN'S DAY SUIT, RHODE ISLAND, 1780s  Go Back Lot: 194 November 13, 2013 - NYC New York City Brown linen suit dyed w/ butternuts: 1 unlined jacket w/ self fabric buttons, 10 front & 2 back, 2 pockets w/ flaps, Ch 36", L 43"; 1 pair matching breeches lined w/ natural linen, waist band laces CB, 6 brass knee buttons, W 30"-32", Inseam 17", (knee bands' original buckles missing & replaced w/ buttons, scattered fade spots on coat & breeches) excellent. Provenance: Mason family…

Brown linen suit dyed w/ butternuts: 1 unlined jacket w/ self fabric buttons, 10 front & 2 back, 2 pockets w/ flaps, Ch L 1 p.

The breeches back and front marked with pins and cut out.

The Making of a Midshipman: Breeches

The breeches back and front marked with pins and cut out.

Detail, pair of breeches, c. 1790. Doeskin, with small fall, braces buttons, lacing to rear waist, and ties to the knees.

Detail, pair of breeches, c. 1790. Doeskin, with small fall, braces buttons, lacing to rear waist, and ties to the knees.

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