We know that John was a bit of a bull in a china shop while serving as special minister to France--I'm curious, do we have any idea how he dressed when hob-nobbing in the royal court? Did he follow Franklin's example of dressing down in plain American civilian clothing, or did he do the whole powdered wig, fancy attire thing?
We don’t have any accounts of what he wore while in France, but I would definitely bet that he tended more towards the French Court garb. Laurens was born into wealth and he certainly dressed that way. While he was serving in the army, he repeatedly wrote to his father to ask for new clothes, more hair powder and pomade, better spurs, etc. He likely dressed to the nines while in France. He never wore wigs, but he did powder his own hair.