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Because of our excellent supplies of high qualities Canadian boiled wool, we are well known for our garments made out of wool, especially on coats. In the18th century the coats were very fashionable and we can see and recognize different style according to the social class of its owner or carrier. Early 18th century some of the coats that we identify in the painting have material covert button. This was a fairly common practice in the middle class and lower class, because of the high cost of more elaborated buttons in metal. But these observations tend to fade as the years go by and the cost of metal bottons becomes more affordable to everyone. An other interesting fact is that most of the original coats we see or could repertory are communally unlined. In some cases, like the French capote, they were most of the time left with rough edges. But in all the cases, the coats have elegant lines that will narrow down to the waist and gracefully spread out at the lower part.
French capote, Button coat or Great coat were very popular in the general population and military personal, including Militiaman.