The late sixteenth century was a time of outlandish and excessive fashions – what better for a Society where we deliberately dress up in funny historical clothing? This survey will introduce the elements of a gentleman’s wardrobe in western Europe from 1570 to 1600 and cover the many, many interesting clothing options a reenactor has when selecting a suit of clothes for this era.
This class is a survery of the various elements – and styles and options within – of a gentleman’s wardrobe during the era. It will organize and provide reference pictures for these many options in an attempt to familiarize attendees with their many options. The goal is education in aesthetic and typology, rather than a practicum on sewing and construction methods.
- Goal: Introduce the many options in styles, cuts, and decorations of the clothes gentlemen wore in western Europe, c.1570-1600. Share resources to learn more. Not teach anybody to pattern or sew a damn thing.
- Class Length: One Hour