Man's breeches

late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 71.1 x 71.1 cm (28 x 28 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool twill with plain weave linen facings, plain weave cotton waistband lining, and brass and bone buttons

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Buff-colored breeches; waistband with three buttons at front (original engraved brass buttons), three tape ties at back (also original); hip to hip front fall with center button hole and brass-covered bone buttons at hips; four buttons at knee; tab and button hole on cuff (for knee buckle) with rounded underlay with pinked edge, additional tab at back of knee (probably used with pin to hold up stockings)


Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone