This volume covers 3 male garments; gowns, cloaks and frocks. The first two are characterised by not fastening down the front and being difficult to perform physical work in. They are probably garments for formal occasions, relaxation or sedentary occupations such as writing and reading, and with cloaks for travel. They are sometimes provided to the poor for funerals and with gowns as charitable gifts for the poor in London parishes and rural almshouses.
Frocks are rather different being a canvas garment work for protection by urban porters and some rural workers but again without evidence of front fastening or probably in most cases front opening unlike most male upperbody garments which generally button up.
|Linings and Facings||8|
|Early Full Sleeve Gowns||16|
|Half Split Sleeve Gowns||20|
|Wide Caped and Short Gowns||24|
|Mourning and Livery Cloaks||34|
|Knee Length Caped Cloaks||37|
|Mantles and Rockets||43|
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