Clothing Gallery – Men

The Wenceslaus Hollar engravings featured here were fetched from the Hollar section of Wikimedia Commons.

All the images displayed are British (as far as I know). Dutch genre paintings are not included as it is uncertain that the same style of clothing was worn there at this time (1620-1650).

See Also The 1640s Picturebook, Costume & Stuff from the English Civil War

Lower Class

Reigate doublet, with reconstruction. Early 17th century. More about the doublet at http://www.concealedgarments.org/2002/08/the-reigate-cache/

John & Mary Champion 1647. Stylistically from earlier in the century. (The story behind this gruesome image can be found at http://mercuriuspoliticus.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/bloody-newes-from-dover/

Chapman/Pedlar

Foot post, with two boys.

Haymaking scene. Click on picture to go to a large image.

Cries of London 1655 Front

Cries of London 1655 (Source British Museum).

Cries of London 1655 (Source British Museum).

Cries of London 1655 (Source British Museum).

Cries of London 1655 Sweep etc

Cries of London 1655 (Source British Museum).

Morris dancing at Richmond 1620. Featuring and contrasting clothing from the lower class and gentry. Click on picture for larger image.

Illustrations of London street traders. Mid 17th century. Click on picture for large image.

More illustrations of London street traders. Mid 17th century. Click on picture for a large image.

Cries of London – Early 17th century. Click on picture to go to larger image.

Middle Class / Urban

John Price (c.1602–1676) by Wenceslas Hollar. No obvious buttons on doublet (?!)

Royal Exchange 1644. Wenceslaus Hollar. Click on picture for large image.

Gentry/Aristocracy

Man’s Embroidered Doublet. England, mid-17th century. V&A.

Sir Hardolph Wasteneys, 2nd Bt. (1612 – 1673) with his tutor, thought to be his cousin Nathaniel Wasteneys, in Sherwood forest 1638. Click on picture for large image.

Thomas Killigrew and William, Lord Crofts, Sir Antony van Dyck. 1630’s

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland. 1640’s?

1st Earl of Carnarvon, Van Dyck 1630’s

Charles I and Prince James (James II), Peter Lely 1647.

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2 thoughts on “Clothing Gallery – Men”

  1. It may be that he’s wearing a clerical cassock which I believe may have closed at the side rather than the centre. Nice cloak.

    • Keith Berry-Davies said:

      I think that you may well be right Ian. My first thought was that he was a clergyman wearing a cassock, but according to Wippells, the clergy outfitter, the side opening cassock did not come into being until after our period. According to the 1604 Canon the cassock was intended to be the main outdoor garment and it was during the next 2 centuries that it became the under garment, so to speak.

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