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- The men used to wear frieze coats, and knee breeches, and low shoes, and long stockings, and tall hats. The old women used to wear plaid shawls, and white caps or bonnets. The young women used to wear shawls also, and the school boys wore petticoats. It was only they very rich that wore frieze coats, and plaid shawls The majority wore brogues, or clogs. The dress in them days were very simple, and the women spun their own stockings, baíníns, and blankets. The frieze were for best wear, and white linen fronts, and linen shirts and linen collars were worn by the men. The long frieze coats would last a man ten or fifteen years The boys wore no suits until they attained the age of sixteen. The plain dress make with(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.