Male legware can be divided into a number of categories: Main garments such as breeches and tights: Volumes 15 and 16; Overbreeches and Underwear: Volume 17; Stockings and Garters: Volume 18 Male legware is one of the most complex subjects especially in the area of terminology. This volume and the next examines the various terms and images for common men’s main legwear garments, their materials, colours and construction details and as far as possible links words and images for the many styles found.
Part 1 of Male legware examination in the ‘Clothes of the Common People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England’. In this series of books reconstructions are made for a range of styles of each garment. The fabrics and materials closest to the originals still available have been used and all dyeing is with period dyestuffs using period methods, mostly at the reconstructed period dyehouse in the Green Valley.
For each reconstruction patterns are provided. A description of the fabrics used and photographs of the completed reconstructions are also included.
Illustrations: Line drawings
Product Dimensions: 21.0 x 14.6 x 0.03 cm
Resource: 2 Towers.