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Man's breeches

late 18th century

Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably England (fabric)


Overall: 74.3 x 69.9 cm (29 1/4 x 27 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton with supplementary warp or weft stripe, plain weave linen facing

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White woven stripe breeches; waistband with fob pocket on left side, three-button closure at front (one of whitework buttons missing), tape laces at back, and linen facing; fall front which buttons at hips with center button hole and linen facing; four knee buttons; tab and button hole at cuffs for buckle


Worn by donor's great-uncle Lot Robbins (1790-1873); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone