Michelangelo’s 1560s Ensemble

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The Concept

Oh my, it’s MENSWEAR!  A 1560s Italian gentleman’s oufit, including:

  • Shirt
  • Doublet
  • Trunkhose
  • Canions
  • Hat

The Fabric & Trim

Doublet, trunkhose, and canions made of black wool flannel.  Trunkhose lining and doublet buttons in dark silver silk damask.  Doublet trim in dark silver.

The Pattern

Tudor Tailor Elizabethan Peascod Doublet & Trunkhose

Useful Links


  • Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c. 1560-1620. London: Macmillan, 1985.
  • Mikhaila, Ninya and Jane Malcolm-Davies. The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing 16th Century Dress. Hollywood, CA: Costume and Fashion Press, 2006.

1 Comment

  • Reply Shawna August 11, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Yay! Man beauty!!

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