Men's Costume, England, 1760 -1799
"Black was very fashionable for coats, especially in the last ten years of the eighteenth century. Brown, grey, dark blue, red and especially green were much worn, either striped or plain. Bright-coloured waistcoats were worn with the darker coats. For evening wear the coat was blue, with a white waistcoat and black breeches; the silk stockings were often striped. White breeches were still fahionable for the greater part of this period."
Source for quote and image: Bradfield, Nancy. Historical Costumes of England from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century. London: George G. Harrap, 1938. (page130)
From the circulating collection of the Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia