White Linen Stock with Buckle P
White linen stocks were most often worn by civilian gentlemen throughout the 18th century and into the 19th century along with a white linen shirt that has bosom ruffles. Military officers 1740-1780s, especially American officers, often wore white stocks but wore black stocks as well with a white ruffled shirt. Please check paintings of officers as close to your regiment as you can. Our stocks are made of 2.8 oz. cambric linen with sturdier linen tabs set for a 3 prong buckle. Cited from personal communication with Mike Barbieri in The Connecticut Gazette of 1777 is “Ran away . . . a negro man . . . carried off with him a white holland shirt, and stock mark’d E B”. Note our stocks are not marked.
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