Boys' Clothing Glossary: "Q"

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We have begun to build a glossary of boys' clothing terms. As boys clothes until the 19th century was the sane as adult male clothing, we have included many applicable men's clothing terms. We have also included some women's terms as younger boys commonly wore dresses until the 20th century. As HBC is extensively used by non-native English speakers we plan to give considerable attention to this glossary so that words can be looked up. It will also serve as an index as we will provide links to the appropriate pages. We eventually hope to add foreign words, but that will take some time.

Queue: A braid of hair, usually worn hanging down behind the hair. Queues are discussed along with wigs on the HBC 18th century hair styling page.

Quilted jackets: A quilted jacket is made by stitching tother two thicknesses of fabrics and padding or adding a soft insulation between the two layers. Wool was commonly used, but synthetic fibers are now more common. The word originated from the Latin "cucita" meaning a matress or cushion.

Christopher Wagner

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Created: October 1, 2001
Last updated: November 27, 2001