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  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1790-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine knitted silk, hand-sewn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

By the end of the 18th century in Britain, men’s breeches were becoming more tightly fitted, in keeping with the streamlined cut of the coat and waistcoat. Breeches made of machine-knitted cotton and silk became popular, as a knitted fabric gave the ease required for sitting and standing.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)


1790-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Machine knitted silk, hand-sewn


Clothing; Formal wear; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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