Men’s fashion was based on waistcoats (= panciotti) and stockings (= calze) as the previous (= precedente) decades.
They used to wear thigh (= stretti) coats made of plain cloth (= tessuto semplice) with embellishments (= abbellimenti) on the ends of the sleeves (=maniche) and on the pockets. The breeches (= calzone) were tight and fasten (= legati) below the knee. The shirt had frills (= balze) at the cuff (=polsino) Around the neck there was a knotted muslin (= nodo di mussola)or lace cravat (=laccio di pizzo).
Towards the end of the century the coat had curving tails(= code ricurve). The waistcoat was below the waist and the breeches were longer and tighter than before. They used to wear a band collar (= fascia) and a rather stiff cloth (= pezzo di stoffa rigido) instead of a cravat.. Embroidery and trimming (= ornamenti e merletti) were used only on very formal occasions.
He wears his own hair, but for formal occasions he would have a powdered wig (= parrucca), dressed high and tied at the back (=legata sul dietro)