Mar. 22, 1740

“Jewish Ornament and Garment Ordinance” issued by Bishop Claude de Saint Simon [France]: “[…] adults and young (Jewish) men are not permitted to wear a wig with curls. Those, however, who return from a journey, are allowed to go through the ghetto wearing the wig with curls, which they used on their trip. However, when they come home they must change it; if they have no other in the house they are given three days to get another.”* [Researcher’s note: On trips Jews often dressed like gentiles to avoid being harassed. The ordinance was aimed at the Jewish population and was originally issued in Hebrew.]
Rader Marcus, Jacob and Marc Saperstein: The Jews in Christian Europe. (2015); Researched by Ziba Shadjaani 11/18/2016