17th-Century Men&

17th-Century Men's Dress Patterns : 1600 - 1630

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'The detailed examinations that the authors have done are incredible' - Costume Historian

An informative and visually spectacular book with step-by-step instructions on how to make 17th century men's clothes and accessories.

This book is part of the Victoria and Albert Museum's series on historical dress patterns and presents full step-by-step technically accurate instructions for the making of 17th century men's historical garments. With scale patterns, precise construction diagrams and x-ray photographs that show the hidden structure of each piece as well as colour photography of the whole garment, the volume shows the methods and techniques of historical tailoring and dressmaking in detail.

Patterns of Men's Dress 1600-1630 features instructions for making garments drawn from the V&A's world-class collections including doublets, breeches, a cloak, a hat, a night cap, a picadil (a cutwork lace collar) and a linen stocking. Chapters on tailoring, dressing and inventories of men's dress provide key historical context.

Visually exciting, technically precise and easy-to-follow, the book is a unique resource for costume designers, dress and social historians, students, and fashion enthusiasts alike.

  • Author: Susan North, Curator of Fashion 1550-1800 at the V&A
  • Hardcover: 176 pages | Over 1300 illustrations
  • Date published: December 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0500519059
  • Product Dimensions: 27.0 x 30.5 cm

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