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Men's clothing circa 1507

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:56 pm
by Billman
Hi, I normally do Wars of the Roses but have an event based in 1507 and wondered if anybody could give me an idea of suitable clothing. What, if any, of my C15th stuff I could use, what I definitely shouldn't use and anything that's really typical of this period. As for social status I should say perhaps semi skilled labour and given that I'm pushing 40 not the latest fashions. If you could point me to any suitable web sites and save me a few hours trawling Google that would be appreciated. Thanks.

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:07 pm
by lidimy
I just had a peek in the Tudor Tailor in the 'basic men's clothing' section. They show full length footed bias-cut hose, obviously a linen shirt (with collar) and a long skirted sleeved jerkin, which I *think* is most appropriate for the early 1500s. As for headwear, I think again (sorry for being so nebulous, I hope this is helpful!) that a simple coif is suitable.

I hope that helps!

Lidi :)

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:50 pm
by Annis
Go to a library or bookshop (new or secondhand one) and look through some costume books, i recommend the ones by John Peacock, but they show the gentry through the periods so don't follow the fashion exactly.

Have fun!
Annis x

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:46 pm
by Wiblick
this may also suit if you plan to make yourself ... &p=163&r=Y

Re: Men's clothing circa 1507

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:14 pm
by Karen Larsdatter
The Great Book of Hours of Anne of Brittany has several illustrations of laborers (and it's dated c. 1500-1508, I think); your best bet is to go to and type in Latin 9474 in the box marked "Cote" and then select the "Contient le(s) mot(s)" button and then click Chercher. I think the most useful illustrations for your research will be the pages for March, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.

The DaCosta Hours might be a good place to look (although that's c. 1515) -- check out the illustrations for February, March, April, June, July, August, September, November, and December.