British Costume: A Complete History of the Dress of the Inhabitants of the British Islands

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M. A. Nattali, 1846 - Costume - 376 pages

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Page 280 - I came one morning into the House well clad, and perceived a gentleman speaking whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled, for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor...
Page 309 - You see, Sir, my great great great grandmother has on the new-fashioned petticoat, except that the modern is gathered at the waist; my grandmother appears as if she stood in a large drum, whereas the ladies now walk as if they were in a gocart.
Page 327 - Majesty's forces, shall, on any pretence whatsoever, wear or put on the clothes commonly called Highland Clothes (that is to say) the plaid, philebeg or little kilt, trowse, shoulder belts, or any part whatsoever of what peculiarly belongs to the highland garb; and that no tartan or party-coloured plaid or stuff shall be used for great coats, or for upper coats...
Page 269 - Paris in 1625, he had twenty-seven suits of clothes made, the richest that embroidery, lace, silk, velvet, gold and gems could contribute; one of which was a white uncut velvet, set all over, both suit and cloak, with diamonds, valued with fourteen thousand pounds, besides a great feather stuck all over with diamonds, as were also his sword, girdle, hatband, and spurs.
Page 204 - the women that, like snails in a fright, had drawn in their horns, shot them out again as soon as the danger was over.
Page 249 - Elizabeth taken in the dress in which she went to St. Paul's to return thanks for the defeat of the Spanish armada, AD 1588, engraved by Crispin de Passe, from a drawing by Isaac Oliver.
Page 183 - Remy says, they were dressed in pourpoints (stitched or quilted jackets) ; and adds, that some wore caps of boiled leather (the famous cuir bouilli), or of wicker-work, crossed over with iron. In the army of Henry V.
Page 354 - Iren. Because the commodity doth not countervail the discommodity ; for the inconveniences which thereby do arise are much more many; for it is a fit house for an outlaw, a meet bed for a rebel, and an apt cloak for a thief.
Page 145 - Fashions from proud Italy," and many imported by Queen Anne from Bohemia, infected even the menial servants. The vanity of the common people in their dress was so great, says Knighton, that it was [impossible to distinguish the rich from the poor, the high from the low, the clergy from the laity, by their appearance.
Page 278 - It consisted of a doublet of silk, satin, or velvet, with iarge loose sleeves, slashed up the front; the collar covered by a falling band of the richest point lace, with that peculiar edging now called Vandyke ; a short cloak was worn carelessly on one shoulder. The long breeches, fringed or pointed...

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