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Designer's Note:

The smallsword is a late-18th-century original piece, with a blued and gilded blade, in a scabbard and hangar by Dennis Graves.

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December 2007

application: Wedding

18th Century Men's Suit

This 18th-century-inspired suit is simple yet elegant in unadorned deep blue velvet. The buttons, hand-covered wooden button molds, are covered in a striped silk taffeta, matching the custom-embroidered waistcoat, which is the showpiece of the ensemble. The blue and yellow silk ties in with the Bride's gown, of course - coordinating but not matching.