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Breeches were the only acceptable type of trousers or pants during the 1700s. Also referred to as colonial knickers, breeches were the fashionable choice in the 18th century. A pair of knickers covered the body from the waist down to the knees. Breeches typically button or fasten beneath the knee.
All colonial men, from famed revolutionaries like the Founding Fathers to renowned historical men such as Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, wore breeches as the very base of their formal and casual attire. Men and young boys alike wore colonial knickers, and it was an essential rite of passage for a boy to graduate from an infant’s clothing to a pair of breeches. Once a boy reached age six or seven, he was presented with his first pair of breeches, signaling his move towards adulthood. In turn, colonial pants became a symbol of America’s growth and evolution in its earliest years. Men followed George Washington, America’s first president, and a revolutionary war hero, who wore colonial breeches when he took to the political stage and the battlefield.
All colonial Knickers (Knee Breeches) come with an elastic waist and elastic at the bottom of each leg for easy adjustability.
Pair with our wide selection of colonial clothing parts and accessories to create your very own personalized colonial costume.
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Children’s clothing for both Boys and Girls is the same size. Size is based on either the child’s weight and length in pounds and inches or on specific measurements (chest, waist, and hip).
Self: 100% Polyester
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most things are made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling period is complete.
* If ironing is needed, Use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.
To remove stains:
* Soak and then wash with soap and warm water using a mild liquid detergent.
* Remove tough stains by spraying with a gentle stain remover. It will have a better chance of removing stains other than food and dirt.
* Tumble dry on low heat.
* Fabric Shades may vary & may not match exactly.
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