Gentleman's Stock A very rare item which would have been fastened with a stock buckle at the back of the neck. 47 inches of fine soft cotton have been gathered into the width of the stock with tne lower side open and unseamed.
This is a detail of the left underarm gusset. There is a separate piece sewn into the middle of the gusset. This seems like a strange place to wear a hole and likewise seems like a strange place to have a hole in a scrap of linen if you are piecing. The linen of the patch is made of a much finer and whiter linen than the rest of the shirt. — with Tony Holbrook at Department of the Geographer to the Army, 1777-1783.