(top left) Blue Leather hat slashed over pink lining. Late 16th century (bottom left corner) black carved velvet hat in Spanish style. c.1580 White leather Hat in Spanish style. c.1580 Men's Suit in slashed white satin, doublet and slops with cannons. 1610-15 (far right) Jacket in white brocade with motifs in gold, silver and blue, pink and greensilk. c.1620 These garments and hats are an excellent example of Spanish Influenced Menswear. They have all been tailored and have a lot of surface embellishment throughout. Eutruria The Mars of Todi. Early 4th Century BC Vatican Museum The Lance and shield have disappeared, but this is a precise image of the cuirass in leather and articulated metal plates. This is a wonderful example of any early need for tailoring instead of draping, going into battle a young man would want something sewn or bolted together to stay in place and it is an example of a garment made out of something other than fabirc. Spanish Costume F. de Llano: The Infanata Isabella Clara Eugenia, 1584 Madrid, Prado This portrait shows the passage from an Italian style (low-cut gowns, wide sleeves) to the severe style of the Spanish costume. The Infanata wears a light coloured vaquero with flowing false sleeves below padded epaulettes scalloped with piccadils. Hair dressed in a pyramid, and the toque is already tall. The gown clearly shows the horizontal pleat designed to hide the feet of the wearer when seated. This elaborate, extraordinary garment is a wonderful example of a tailored garment from the past. It probably rivals any other garment in history for the amount of tailoring and work put into one gown. DanLoux: Delille Dictating his Works. c. 1801
Mameluck sleeves (intiered rolls) and fine linen trimmings, sometimes profuse, decorated white gowns.
These two garments are examples of tailored French fashions of the early 19th century.
Spanish Influence on Franch Costume F. Elle: Henri II of Lorraine, 1631. Men's costume was stripped of the ornament that had loaded it at the beginning of the reign: this painting shows the long-slashed doublet with trapezoidal skirts over which we see the points fastening the breeches. These breeches are leg-of-mutton shaped and decorated with small medallions. The cuffed boots are trimmed with boot hose decorated with lace matching the falling collar. On the feet, the quartre-foil-shaped instep-piece is held in place by a soulette that passes under the heel. The gorget is leather.