settlers wore plain clothes made from woolen and linen cloth. They only
had a few outfits.
For everyday wear they had work clothes. They also had an outfit for
church and special occasions. Clothing was never thrown away but "handed
down" to younger brothers and sisters.
Clothing was also made from skins (hides)
of animals like deer and rabbit. The skins were made into leather. Coats,
shoes, hats and men's pants were some of the items made from leather.
Old wornout clothes were used for making quilts, or rugs for
Men wore long
white cotton shirts and breeches. Breeches were pants that came just
below the knee. The men wore a jacket called a doublet. Boys wore the same kind of clothes
as their fathers.