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Samuel Pepys on style and clothes

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April 19, 2015 by Ville Raivio

“21st.
Up and by coach to Mr. Cole’s, and there conferred with him about some law business, and so to Sir W. Turner’s, and there bought my cloth, coloured, for a suit and cloake, to line with plush the cloak, which will cost me money, but I find that I must go handsomely, whatever it costs me, and the charge will be made up in the fruit it brings.”

— Samuel Pepys in his famed Diary of Samuel Pepys, October & November, 1664


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