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elements of ancient costume click to hear : elements of ancient costume

Examples of different articles of clothing characteristic of a period, country, condition or occasion.
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frock coat breeches waistcoat justaucorps breeches cuff vest

frock coat click to hear : frock coat

In the 19th century, a vest with no pockets that was extended by two long panels in the back.

breeches click to hear : breeches

Tight knee-length pants that appeared in the second half of the 17th century.

waistcoat click to hear : waistcoat

Worn since the end of the 18th century, the waistcoat is tight and sleeveless; the front is buttoned and made of quality material while the back is made of lining.

justaucorps click to hear : justaucorps

Long garment for men that was close-fitting and slightly flared at the bottom. It was initially worn as a military uniform; after 1670 it became an item of civilian clothing.

breeches click to hear : breeches

Tight knee-length pants that appeared in the second half of the 17th century.

cuff click to hear : cuff

Reverse side of the sleeve or a strip of material added to the end of a sleeve and folded back.

vest click to hear : vest

In the 17th and 18th centuries, the vest was worn under the justaucorps; it hung straight and had two pockets with flaps and tight sleeves.