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1850, France - Jacket - Silk; Black velvet trimmed with black braid and Chantilly lace

Black velvet trimmed with black braid and Chantilly lace

Garibaldi jacket, 1860

1860 Zouave jacket - White silk trimmed with black velvet ribbon and narrow black braid. Lace around cuffs threaded with narrow velvet ribbon / taf

Killerton Fashion Collection © National Trust / Sophia Farley and Renée Harvey

Zouave jacket - White silk trimmed with black velvet ribbon and narrow black braid. Lace around cuffs threaded with narrow velvet ribbon.

Godey's Lady's Book June 1864  This Jacket can be made of cloth or velvet, trimmed with a chenille gimp and a fringe of drop buttons. The ves should be of silk or cloth, of some bright color. It is cut with 3 points in front, and bound all round with a braid matching the vest in color. The buttons can be of gilt or steel. The tie is of black silk, bound with the color of the vest. The cap is of muslin, trimmed with scarlet ribbons and flowers.

Godey's Lady's Book June The cap is of "muslin, trimmed with scarlet ribbons and flowers." Note that this cap is being worn with a daytime outfit.

2012-08-25 KSMF -  Black wool jacket trimmed with gold braid, circa 1862.

A black wool jacket trimmed with gold braid, circa You can see the Altiplano jacket is at least this old! American Fashion was also copied from Turkish and Russian fashions!

Ca.1865 grey-blue striped shot silk fitted jacket, lined with cream glazed cotton. "Silk edge facings: silk CF, sh, low edge." (Does this only refer to the lace trim, or does it also have silk facings inside?) Part of an incomplete woman's dress. Chertsey (England) Museum.

Ca.1865 grey-blue striped shot silk fitted jacket, lined with cream glazed cotton. "Silk edge facings: silk CF, sh, low edge." (Does this only refer to the lace trim, or does it also have silk facings inside?) Part of an incomplete woman's dress. Chertsey (England) Museum.

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