men’s fashion – fine secolo 18°

Men used to wear always the same clothes: coat (= soprabito),  waistcoat (= panciotto) and breeches (= pantaloni alla cavallerizza). The novelty was in the  fabric (=stoffa). As for women, formal clothes made of silk (= seta) and velvet (= velluto) were gradually  substituted by woollen (= di lana) clothes for all the occasions – except the most formal. The skirts (= bordi) of the coat and of the waistcoats gradually shortened; the waistcoat could be  with or without sleeves. Some men, especially the intellectuals loved wearing the banyan (= it mean merchant) – an Asian clothing – over the breeches.
For hunting they wore the frock – a coat with a brad, flat collar derived from a traditional working-class coat.
Shirts had full sleeves, grouped (=legate) at the wrist (=polso)  and with dropped shoulder (= spalle calanti) . formal dresses (full-dresses) shirts had ruffles (= volant) of fine fabric or lace (= di buon tessuto o pizzo). The collar was turnover (= girocollo), with a stock (= bordo rigido, come quello clericale). Breeches, shoes, and stockings
The breeches became fitted comfortably and with fall-front opening.
The shoes were low-heeled (= basse), made of  leather (= pelle) with buckles (= fibbie). The stockings (= calze)were made of silk or wool. were worn with silk or woollen stockings. Boots (= stivali) were worn only while riding (= andare a cavallo).
Men no longer wore wigs (= parrucche), except on formal occasions. The hair was long, powdered (= incipriati) and tied at the back (=legati dietro)
The hats were were wide brimmed (= teas larga) up on three sides (= con tre lati messi su): they were called cocked – hats or tricornes.