Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Mr. Astle, coming directly from London, as the best staymakers do, (there must have been a convoy of staymakers leaving London), is advertising his skills as not only a staymaker but also as a taylor and habbitmaker. In this advertisement he is also touting that he makes all kinds of Cloaks and Huzzas. Is a Huzza a type of cloak? An outer garment?

1 comment:

  1. I think a "huzza" is a "hussar" -- a short, fur-lined, draped, jacket or cloak patterned after the 17th and 18th-century hussar's "pelisse" (not to be confused with the 19th-century ladies' pelisse, though.)


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