Jenny La Fleur
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nuranar From: nuranar Date: March 24th, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC) (link)
Ah, good, you do already have a couple examples. This is something I've thought about for 1860s habits, since again, the very few surviving examples are wool, as are contemporary articles, while fashion plates seem to show some white fashionable ones. While Atlanta itself wasn't around in the 18th century, Williamsburg was, of course. And I also thought of other Crown possessions, say in the West Indies. Barbados, Antigua, the Bahamas - I suppose it would be hard to find the info, but that's certainly another place heavy wool habits would be completely inappropriate.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 24th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah I don't know where to start to research that but it makes sense to me too. Virginia is hardly the warmest and most tropical English colony but it's warm enough! As Katherine mentioned I have heard of lighter fabrics being used here and I've seen examples of men's linen coats. Tailor's traditionally made riding habits so that works logically.
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