This dress shirt is made of linen, with a high collar and detachable muslin frills at the cuffs and front opening. The ruffles at the front are known as a jabot, and flare out over the opening of the fastened waistcoat. The collar was worn up and tied around with a neck tie.
A well-dressed gentleman wore at least two clean shirts every day, one for day and one for evening wear. This shirt is embroidered with a coronet to show that it was owned by a member of the nobility.