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.