Galerie des Modes, 31e Cahier, 3e Figure

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English Redingote with three Collars and Bavaroises. (1780)

LÉVITE REDINGOTE.  These Redingotes have succeeded the Backmanns, and make the grand négligé.  The color light blue has been affected to them: they must have the short cut, three scalloped collars, situated in tiers.  Revers separated from the collar, held with self-fabric buttons.  Sleeves en fourreau, having a little parement en botte, opening underneath to the elbow; the whole edged with a gance of a matching color.

Gilet with bavaroises, crossing on both sides; breeches of cloth of black silk.  Hat à la Charbonniere, trimmed with its bourdaloue buckled in front.*  The hat of a fashionable color: these colors have been grey, puce, tiger-orange, etc.

Hair rolled au compas;** the queue in a cadogan: kerchief knotted en cravate; chamois gloves; shoe buckles à la d'Artois; shoes à la Mariniere.

* A charbonniere is a charcoal-maker; a bourdaloue is, besides a woman's chamberpot, a buckled cord/band around a hat.
** I believe this means in one roll all around the back of the head.