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17th-Century Men's Dress Patterns
     

17th-Century Men's Dress Patterns

by Susan North, Jenny Tiramani, Melanie Braun, Luca Costigliolo, Claire Thornton
 

A unique and definitive guide to the practical construction of men's seventeenth century fashionThis newest addition to the Victoria and Albert Museum’s series on historical dress patterns presents full instructions for the making of men’s historical garments in a technically accurate, visually exciting, step-by-step format. The book delves into the

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A unique and definitive guide to the practical construction of men's seventeenth century fashionThis newest addition to the Victoria and Albert Museum’s series on historical dress patterns presents full instructions for the making of men’s historical garments in a technically accurate, visually exciting, step-by-step format. The book delves into the intricate detail of the techniques involved in historical tailoring and dressmaking. Scale patterns, precise construction diagrams, an abundance of informative details, and x-ray photographs that reveal the hidden structure of each piece are accompanied by color photography of the whole garment.Edited by the world’s leading authorities on historical tailoring, 17th-Century Men's Dress Patterns surveys the masculine wardrobe in England during the early seventeenth century. It features twelve chapters, each dedicated to one garment, including an ensemble of doublet and breeches, three doublets, a cloak, a hat, a night cap and a night-cap liner, a picadil, a pair of mittens, a sword girdle and hangers, and a linen stocking. Chapters on tailoring, dressing and inventories of men’s dress provide key historical context. Like its predecessors, this book promises to be a unique resource for costume designers, dress and social historians, students, and fashion enthusiasts alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500519059
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
02/21/2017
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
687,007
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Susan North is the Curator of Fashion 1550-1800at the V&A.

Jenny Tiramani was the Director of Theater Design at Shakespeare's Globe Theater between 1997 and 2005, where she and her colleagues, Melanie Braun, Luca Costigliolo, and Claire Thornton, led its award-winning experiments in authentic Shakespearean stage costume. In 2009 they founded The School of Historical Dress in London, where they teach the techniques of making historical fashion.

Melanie Braun is a teacher at The School of Historical Dress, where all aspects of designing, making, and wearing historical clothing for theater, film and the living history movement are taught.

Luca Costigliolo is a teacher at The School of Historical Dress, where all aspects of designing, making, and wearing historical clothing for theater, film and the living history movement are taught.

Claire Thornton is a teacher at The School of Historical Dress, where all aspects of designing, making, and wearing historical clothing for theater, film and the living history movement are taught.

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