Nobleman's Outfit


The nobleman showed his status in the clothing he wore.  Many richly decorated garments layer over each other to give an appearance of broad shoulders, stature, and over-all prosperity when compared to the clothing of the common peasant.  Shirts, doublets, jerkins, great coats, slops, and trunkhose are just a few of the garments that the nobleman could use to show off his wealth.
 
For those wanting to portray wealthy gentlemen, the whole outfit can grow slowly or all at once.  But, please be advised that several of the nicer outfits seen throughout the website can run from $500-$1500.  There are many ways to stay within a budget (such as electing to do your own decorative sewing or bead/pearl attachments or making different fabric/trim choices). By looking at some of the other component pieces listed, you can get a decent estimate of cost based on just how fancy you wish to be.  


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Skirted Jerkin with
"King Henry" sleeves


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Detachable Doublet Sleeves 


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Nobleman's Paned Doublet


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Shirt of your Choice


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Paned Slops with
codpiece & hose
 


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The Backside...if you're
interested
 


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A Gentleman
(in fact everyone)
needed a hat!
 
 


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King Henry VIII,
after Holbein's Whitehall mural


Portrait of a Gentleman, 1546
  attributed to Hans Eworth D'Outre-Manche


Archduke Ferdinand of Tyrol
Jakob Seisenegger c. 1548



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