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Sans-Culotte

Sans-Culottes: 'sans' meaning without and 'culottes' meaning breeches breeches. People were wearing pantaloons like peasants. Counterrevolutionaries set themselves apart from the shabby ‘trouser-brigade’ (pantalonnades)

Carmagnole Jacket  France, circa 1790  Costumes; outerwear  Wool plain weave, full finish  Center back length: 20 in. (50.8 cm)

Carmagnole Jacket France, circa 1790 Costumes; outerwear Wool plain weave, full finish Center back length: 20 in. (50.8 cm)

Example of French Revolution era clothing of the Sans Culottes

Sans Culottes, French Revolution, Les Miserables, Military Uniforms, Revolutions, 18th Century, Regency, Muse, Sisters

Sans culottes: essentially a group of working class men who supported the revolution; wore trousers instead of knee breeches to distinguish themselves from the nobility and more affluent

French cartoon depicting typical dress of the "sans-culottes." Sans-culottes were the left wing radicals that consisted of mainly lower class peasants.

Titillating Tidbits About the Life and Times of Marie Antoinette: Slave to Fashion

A Republican Beau - French Revolutionary Fashion Plate (Note the man hanging from the gallows in the background and the guillotine on the left)

Les Incroyables meaning "incredible" describing men in the 1800's who dressed extravagantly , had shaggy unkept hair

Les Incroyables meaning "incredible" describing men in the who dressed extravagantly, had shaggy unkept hair. They also wore these tall hats that Napoleon also wore.

Revolutionary motif.

French Patriotism, as decided in the aftermath of the French Revolution…

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