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Have fabric.  Will make. Late 18th Century, Kyoto Costume Institute

The coup de grace of century costuming, in my opinion. This is an incredible reproduction of the Kyoto Costume Institute 1790 jacket and gilet, done by Reine des Centfeuilles.

1770-1780 British Riding Habit at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto - From the curators' comments: "By the 18th century, it was fashionable for women to ride horses for pleasure but custom dictated that they must ride sidesaddle wearing a skirt. Tailors had to develop special attire to permit women freedom of movement and retain their modesty."

"When he greeted them in the parlour the contrast with Mrs. Teague's over-bright riding costume could not be ignored" (Ross Poldark, xiii, Pictured: British riding habit at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

WOMEN AND HORSE-RIDING IN 18TH CENTURY ENGLAND http://18centurybodies.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/women-and-horse-riding-in-18th-century-england/


Riding Jacket: Early 18th century. French. Made of silk and wool. The riding jacket were flared out at the bottom which allowed for more comfort when riding on a horse. These jackets were tailored to fit and transitioned to everyday wear from being a more formal piece.

Riding jacket Date: early century Culture: probably French Medium: silk, wool Dimensions: Length at CB: 30 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Karl Lagerfeld, 2010 Accession Number:

18th century riding coat

Riding coat Date: ca. 1760 Culture: British Medium: silk, goat hair Dimensions: Length at CB: 27 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Mr. Alan S.

This is a perfect example of a riding habit. It has the mariner's cuffs and a poofy bottom to the jacket. The jacket is probably made out of wool. The mannequin is also wearing a tricorne hat which had a brim that formed gutters that drained the rain away. The standing collars were very common at this time after the 1760s.

Unlike the intricate embroideries and luscious silks of eighteenth–century men& formal costume, sporting ensembles of the period, specifically the man& equestrian uniform echoed the more somber ornamental vein of British dress