In the French Revolution, the sans-culottes were the radical partisans of the lower classes; typically urban laborers. The appellation refers to the fashionable culottes (silk knee-breeches) of the moderate bourgeois revolutionaries, as distinguished from the working class sans-culottes, who traditionally wore pantaloons (pants). During the peak of their influence, roughly 1792 to 1795, the sans-culottes provided the principal support behind the two far-left
Bonnet Rouge, soft woolen peasants cap worn in ancient time and revived during the French Revolution to recall the Plebeian working class and fits with the popularity of neoclassicism during the 18th Century.
Sans Culotte. These people were radical left wing partisans of the lower classes and typically wore the red cap of liberty, the carmagnole and pantaloons as their uniform.
Sans-Culottes - Group of working-class men who supported the French Revolution. One of their most noticeable characteristics at the time was that they wore pantaloons -- "sans culottes" meaning "without knew breeches".
Sans-culottes: meaning "without knee breeches," baggy, loose fitting trousers worn by members of the working class who were in support of the French Revolution. The Carmagnole jacket was an element of dress of the sans-culottes.