Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Doublet worn by Virginians

In 1629, Thomas Warnet, a prominent merchant of Jamestown, died, and in his will he bequeathed to different persons many articles of showy clothing, including a coif, a cross-cloth of wrought gold, a pair of silk stockins, a pair of black hose, a pair of red slippers, a sea-green scar edged with gold lace, six dozen buttons of silk and thread, a felt hat, a black beaver hat, a Polish fur cap, a doublet of black camlet, a vest, a sword, and a gold belt. Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April 1884, p. 197.

pictured is a 1630's doublet
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