During the 18th century each officer went to his own tailor for clothing. Therefore there was no regulation officer's lace. The same gold lace on an officer's coat could be found on civilian clothing. For example in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey in 1763 there was a trial for deception and fraud in which "diverse quantities of silk and silver fringe, by false pretences" Then later it was reported that he "wanted some silver fringe, the same as he had had before, (his master had had some before) he wanted twenty ounces; I told him we had not so much; he said he must have as much as we had got, for it was to be-made up immediately; I delivered him eight ounces, he took it, and came again in half an hour, and told me he wanted a silver lace for his young master's waistcoat".
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 27 August, 2019.