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Surviving Male Clothing
17th Century
Museum Treasures

All photos taken by B. Levick or N. Kipar
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Early 17th Century 1630s - 40s


Silk and gold embroidery on linen caps, early to mid 17th century from the V&A museum.
The extreme right one is gold embroidery on linen and from the Museum of London.

Cap Cap
Suit Suit from the 1630s made from yellow silk in a most impressive way of almost weaving and crossing bound strips of silks, see the close-up shots. The suit is in the V&A museum. Please see the page Surviving Costumes for a better colour photo of the impressive suit, which is copyrighted by the V&A. Suit
Suit The full circle cloak is worn casually over one shoulder. Baldrick Embroidered red velvet baldrick.
Boothose Boothose with deep lace frill. Boothose Close-up of boothose lace.
Collar Close-up of the very wide lace collar. Collar Detailed shot of the falling band.
Doublet Detailed picture of the doublet and baldrick. Doublet Close-up of the doublet.

Museum Treasures
Female Period Clothing Early 1630s - 40s | Female Middle 1660s | Female Late 1720
Male Period Clothing Early 1630s | Male Middle 1660s - 70s | Male Late 1700
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