Spring is here and it’s time to reach into the back of your closet and dust off the old wardrobe. How old? How about 1776. What can I say? Banyans, breeches, coats, cloaks, cravats – stockings, hose, leggings and tri-corner hats – I love it all. I had a 7th grade history teacher who was a Revolutionary War re-enactor, and he had the greatest clothes – well, at least I always thought so. He also introduced me to black pudding, aka “blood” pudding – which is basically congealed pig’s blood that people, uh, ate in colonial times, and still do in some regions of America and abroad. Thank you Mr. Beale.
So… without further ado – here are some of my favorite fashion drawings that I’ve made of colonial clothing.
The Coat & Waistcoat:
Full Suit With Wig, Breeches, Stockings, Leather Buckled Shoes:
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