17th Century Men's Dress Patterns

1600 – 1630
Susan North & Jenny Tiramani


This newest addition to the Victoria and Albert Museum's series on historical dress patterns, presents full instructions for making the garments in a technically accurate, visually exciting, step-by-step format. It delves into the intricate detail of the techniques involved in historical tailoring and dressmaking. Scale patterns, precise construction diagrams, an abundance of informative details, and x-ray photographs that reveal the hidden structure of each piece are accompanied by colour photography of the whole garment.

Edited by the world's leading authorities on historical tailoring, it surveys the masculine wardrobe in England during the early seventeenth century. It features 12 chapters, each dedicated to one garment, including an ensemble of doublet and breeches, three doublets, a cloak, a hat, a night cap and a night-cap liner, a picadil, a pair of mittens, a sword girdle and hangers, and a linen stocking. Chapters on tailoring, dressing and inventories of men's dress provide key historical context.


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    270 x 305mm
  • Publisher
    Thames & Hudson
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