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David Quidnunc   Link to this

Rural clothing -- pictures

Men, women, children, soldiers, a clergyman.
From the "Living History Village of Little Woodham" site.

WKW   Link to this

Entry annotations for 1 January and 2 February 1660 have comments on men's dress by Susanna, including her valuable link to illustrations of men's and women's fashions of this entire cnetury, reposted by Sharon on 1 May 1660:


Susanna   Link to this

The above site has moved:


dirk   Link to this

History of Costume

One of the colour plates on 17th century England. More on the site:

Lawrence   Link to this

Sex, Lice and Chamber pots in Pepys' London. by Liz Picard

vicenzo   Link to this

comment on fashion by J.Evelyn:
"It was a fine silken thing which I spied walking th

vicenzo   Link to this

best whites : MECHANICALL ARTS.- Cloathing. [See also subsequent chapters on this
subject] At Salisbury the best whites of England are made. The city
was ever also famous for the manufactures of parchment, razors,
cizers, knives, and gloves. Salisbury mault is accounted the best
mault, and they drive there a very considerable trade in maulting.
Also it is not to be forgotten that the bottle ale of Salisbury (as
likewise Wilton, upon the same reason, sc. the nitrous water) is the
best bottle ale of this nation.

JOHN AUBREY Release Date: January, 2004 [EBook #4934]


dirk   Link to this

17th century clothing

Dolls, but so accurate, and so adorable - and you can even buy them...


Jeannine   Link to this

A Sam Pepys Paper Doll set complete with outfits de jour!

in Aqua Scripto   Link to this

fashion from the Sun king

TerryF   Link to this

Needles, Pins, Bodkins, Thimbles, Scissors


TerryF   Link to this

Of Men & Their Elegance
"The Baroque man was grand and used many subterfuges to convey maximum height; he was perched on high-heeled shoes, wore a narrow, fitted, knee-length coat, and on his head was a tall, full wig of natural hair, which only the very wealthy could afford. As much a symbol of class as clothing, the introduction of this 'periwig' was gradual and long lived. Reacting against sterner days, the beribboned and bowed dress style caused quite a stir. In a passage from The Life and Times of Anthony Wood dated 1663, the author described it as 'a strange effeminate age when men strive to imitate women in their apparel, viz. long periwigs, patches in their faces, painting, short wide breeches like petticoats, muffs, and their clothes highly scented, bedecked with ribbons of all colours.' " Further narrative with images: http://dept.kent.edu/museum/exhibit/menswear/16...

Bradford   Link to this

Book on clothes during Pepys's era:

“Fashion and Fiction: Dress in Art and Literature in Stuart England” by Aileen Ribeiro, Yale, 387pp.
Reviewed by Ann Pasternak Slater in the 29 April 2006 "Guardian Review":


"Aileen Ribeiro's sumptuous book covers fashion from 1603-1714, the reign of six monarchs and the Cromwellian interregnum. It is indefatigably embellished with minute detail."

"Petticoat breeches were generously garnished with bunches of ribbons at waist and knee. In the 1650s a Kentish Parliamentarian bought 72 yards of ribbon for one suit and 108 yards for another. One illustration shows a cream figured silk suit shapelessly trimmed with 218 yards of banana-bunch ribbons. . . . A friend of Pepys spent an entire day with both legs down one half of his fashionably wide petticoat breeches, never noticing his mistake."

"With Van Dyck's classicizing influence came rich but vaguely draped court portraits." [Recall Elizabeth's now-destroyed likeness by Hayls, with its loosely-anchored frontage. And might this be applicable to E. and Ashwell?] "After the 1650s there was little perceptible difference between the dress of a gentlewoman and her maid."
In all, it sounds intruiging; and Yale books are always produced to the highest visual standards.

dirk   Link to this

17th c costume

“Two Centuries of Costume in America”, Vol. 1 (1620-1820), by Alice Morse Earle, ca.1900
[A real treasure trove for 17th c costume!]


dirk   Link to this

From the "Book of Days" (1879)

"Dress of a Lady of Fashion in the Seventeenth Century"


JWB   Link to this

# 477211 Musketeer 1669
# 477212 Grenadier 1670
# 477208 Musketeer 1661
# 477210 Pikeman 1669

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