Clothes of the Common People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England 1558-1660: The User’s Guide
By Stuart Peachey
Clothes of the Common People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England: A Users Manual is a full-color survey of the sorts of attire, materials, and details which shaped the age. Mr. Peachey draws from decades of extensive practical experience using the clothes as they were intended on his living history farm and exhaustive, critical study into primary source documents, images, and artifacts. The book summarizes much of the information found across the other focused volumes and includes photographs of and scalable patterns for dozens of garments. The Users Manual also provides basic instructions as to historically-accurate construction of clothes and helpful introductions to period terminology alongside modern designations for things which are unclear.
The book is arranged as follows: The Materials (fabrics, haberdashery, colours); Who Wore What When; Men’s Doublets; Men’s Breeches and Hose; Men’s Undergarments and Linens; Men’s Overgarments; Women’s Garments with Overbodies; Women’s Waistcoats and Overgarments; Women’s Linens and Infant’s Garments; Accessories; Construction of Replicas; Appendix 1 Short glossary, Appendix 2 The “Corpus” which is about the illustrations used.