ChronoCopia Publishing :: A Handbook for Men’s Clothing of the Late 15th Century

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of the Late 15th Century

by Anna Malmborg och Willhelm Schütz

A manual for anyone interested in the North European dress, including materials and cuts, of the period. The book gives an in-depth presentation of the male dress, from the breeches worn next to the skin, to the cloak and hat. In a plain, instructive way, the experienced authors put the male dress in its historical perspective, while also taking a closer look at its details. Apart from cuts, influences, choice of material, contemporary dyes and accessories are discussed. The manual is richly illustrated with modern drawings, as well as contemporary art and photos of reconstructions and finds. In short, a must-have for anyone who wishes to create their own 15th century wardrobe.




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Dress history and handbook in one

This is the first title in the series "Historical clothing - from the inside out", where historical dress is rendered in detail, covering both male and female clothing.

A manual for men’s clothing provides a detailed description of men’s fashion in late 15th century northern Europe. From undergarments to everything worn on top of it – hats, accessories, hairstyles and more. The book pays particular attention to how the garments were tailored, and how they functioned together – the dress profile. 

The book is illustrated throughout with historical paintings that provide an overall picture as perceived by contemporary eyes. In addition, modern reconstructions are pictured, along with clear and informative illustrations by Anna Emanuelsson, giving you both pattern drawings and a clear guide to draping your chaperon.


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