During the French Revolution all ornament disappears from clothing. Rich and poor are careful to dress as negligently as possible to avoid being suspected of being an aristocrat. Even wealthy men wear the working man's blue linen pantaloons with short jacket (carmagnole) and red cap, the symbol of the Jacobines. Then, step by step, men's fashion is re-modelled, and different styles are worn at the same time. In the end, two or three models dominate: one is worn by middle class men, and the other is a military officer's dress coat. The model for both of these is the English dress coat. In this period, in fact, the English Lord George Bryan Brummel sets the rules for men's fashion from 1800 to 1816. He teaches how to knot a tie and suggests sobriety, decreeing that elegance is not in the decoration but in the cut and way clothes are worn. The frock-coat shown here is double breasted and usually worn buttoned. It is cut to reveal the waistcoat and the wide lapel develops into a M-cut high rolled collar. Sleeves, gathered and padded at the armhole, are close fitting and without cuffs (the hands are partially covered). The pantaloons, worn with high boots, extend to the ankles where the side seams are opened and buttoned (I suggest making them by stretching the fabric).