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17th Century Costume

We are the U.K.'s largest supplier of "off the peg" costumes for seventeenth century re-enactment. We stock large amounts of many of the ranges below in most sizes, except where specified.

Bodice  from: £60  
Casaque  from: £129  
Dutch Coat  from: £110  
Trimmed Doublet  from: £99  
Soldier's Coat  from: £70  
Breeches  from: £65 (44"plus from £70)  
Collar, Lace  from: £25 upwards (Non-Authentilace from £19)  
Collar, plain  from: £10  
Cloak, Hooded  from: £99  
Cloak, Plain  from: £70  
Latchet Shoes  from: £75 (CLEARING)  
Bucket Top Boot  from: £175  

Doublets, Plain - from £75.00
With 6 short tabs about the waist, we do an optional later style 4 tab.
Doublets, Trimmed - from £99.00
A limited selection of 6 & 4 tab styles fully trimmed are available from stock.
Jerkins - from £50.00
A sleeveless version of the Doublet, also called a Singlet
Shirts - £25.00
Tough and hard wearing. Available as collared or as collarless, buttoned cuffs.
Falling bands - from £15.00
Men's neck collars. Should be worn with the collarless version of the Shirt
Braies, short - £15.00
Authentic comfortable underwear! With drawstring fastening.
Monteroes - £15.00
The famous folding musketeer's hat
Helmet liners - £10.00
Skull cap style, fits in nearly all helmets.
Latchet Shoes - £75.00
We have decided to drop this line. Selection of size and style will be limited to remaining stocks.


Sleeveless Bodices - from £40.00
"Boned" and fully supporting, without sleeves
Skirts - from £45.00
Shifts, drawstring - £29.00
Underdress, neck and sleeve ends gather with a drawstring (cotton).
Shifts, linen drawstring - from £39.00
Same in linen, also available in black
If you prefer a straight neck line shift without the drawstring, we have:
Shift, cotton - £29.00
Underdress, neck and sleeve ends all hand stitched, no visible machine stitching.
Shift, linen - £39.00
Underdress, neck and sleeve ends all hand stitched, no visible machine stitching.
Coifs - from £10.00
Women's headcovering, lace as option.
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Bodice

17th century Bodice, this is a lace up separate garment with tabs, correctly set about the waist line. Shaped in the back, the front is boned in flexible Rigilene with stong machined lacing holes to hold everything in place. Tie lacing firmly and tightly, reach in, lift up.
Wool lined in calico.
(Image right, shows Skirt worn beneath Bodice for illustrative purposes only. Skirt is a separate garment)

Size: Bust (inches), 32" to 44" ex-stock

Prices from: £60  Goto Top 

Casaque

This incredible garment combines the best in 17th century style and practicality all at once. The casaque is a cloak which buttons to the front in it's first mode, then unbuttons and re-buttons into a sleeved coat. Lifting out the side panel allows it literally to be buttoned into a sleeve, which is then "turned-back" as a sleeve end to show the lining. The garment is featured in the "Garden of Peace", 1620's and is still being worn in rural areas in the 18th century. We have an early 20th century Norfolk Policeman's overcoat which looks identical.
The outer garment is coating wool and lined in cotton. Round, wooden bead buttons. Normally worn over a Doublet or Jerkin.

Size: Standard to chest (inches), Small 36" to 38", Medium 40" to 44", Large 46" to 48", all ex-stock

Prices from: £129  Goto Top 

Dutch Coat

The Dutch Coat is so called in England from where it was first associated with, being worn by travellers from the Netherlands and European Low Countries. The style appears in 17th century England at about the beginning of the English Civil War and becomes the mainstay fashion until the longer "Jacobian" coats replace it after the Restoration. A very smart garment, front buttoned with a short collar, it is mid-thiegh in length, slit at the back for riding. The sleeves have epaulets and turnbacks buttoned in place.
The outer garment is coating wool and lined in cotton. Round, wooden bead buttons. Normally worn over a Doublet or Jerkin.

Size: Standard to chest (inches), Small 36" to 38", Medium 40" to 44", Large 46" to 48", all ex-stock

Prices from: £110  Goto Top 

Trimmed Doublet

17th century Doublet, trimmed with braid. Usually we supply this as the more fashionable 4-tab style, braid tends to be as illustrated, stock can vary depending on braid and whim of the moment, during production.

Size: Chest (inches), 38" to 46" stocks vary

Prices from: £99  Goto Top 

Soldier's Coat

We refer to this garment as a Soldier's Coat as it was the standard issue style to most regiments which fought in the English Civil War. It is however a fairly generic coat worn from late 16th century to late 18th century by tradesmen and working class labourers, and examples are to be found in Diderot's Book of Trades. It is a plain coat with a short necked collar, button fastened at the front, sleeve is worn turn backed.
The outer garment is wool and lined in tough calico. Round, wooden bead buttons.

Size: Standard to chest (inches), Small 36" to 38", Medium 40" to 42", Large 44" to 46", XLarge 46", mostly ex-stock depending on colour.

Prices from: £70  Goto Top 

Breeches

Baggy leg breeches, superior quality, tough and hard wearing. Fully lined, these are very comfortable and will give years of service. They tie below the knee and are worn high waisted.
The outer garment is wool and lined with calico. Tie fastening at leg end included.
Normally tied below the knee for 17th century, there are a few tricks you should know. Tie them above the knee and pad the out with soft filler (duvet lining is ideal) and you have very passable 16th century breeches. Remove the leg tie, and close the split in the bottom of the leg with a button or two (so it buttons over instead of tied tight) and you have 18th century breeches instead. Sorted.

Size: Waist (inches), 30" to 46" ex-stock

Prices from: £65 (44"plus from £70)  Goto Top 

Collar, Lace

Women's Lace Collars, are wide to shoulder and trimmed in lace. We use Authentilace reproduction 17th and 18th century lace for our collars. The lace is machine made but reproduced exactly from original pricking cards for authentic design lace, with the exact look and feel. Cheaper lace collars are sometimes also available with synthetic lace trims.
Cotton with cord ties.

Size: Standard, small number ex-stock, various styles.

Prices from: £25 upwards (Non-Authentilace from £19)  Goto Top 

Collar, plain

Women's plain collars made wide to shoulder. For the Goodwife of pitiful means but a wish to be seen as decent.
Cotton with cord ties.

Size: Standard. No stock, made to order

Prices from: £10  Goto Top 

Cloak, Hooded

Our cloaks are made with function in mind. They are thick, hard wearing, durable and above all keep you warm. That is their purpose, they are made out of thick coating quality wool, and are lined in heavy cotton for strength. They are hemmed at the bottom, no half measures, leaving unhemmed edges is sloppy workmanship. The hood is not the floppy, fall over your face fanciful "widow's" style, it sits properly on your head as it should do. The neckline is correctly shaped and as a consequence the cloak will not ride back and strangle you, it will hang about the shoulders equally.
It is an unintended co-incidence that our cloaks happen to look extremely elegant and move beautifully. We would prefer to think you are looking for a hardy and rugged garment to wear round a blazing campfire on freezing cold nights and whipping winds, and stay snug. You can treat them with waterproofing if you wish, but the wool does possess a natural degree of water resistance and even when the wool is very wet, the lining tends to remain dryish except on the shoulders. Never wash your cloak, preferably do not dry clean it either as the dry cleaning chemicals do horrible things to the natural properties of the wool, simply hang it out to air on fine days and it will last you for many, many years.
Let's not get drawn into the arguments flying about as to whether it is authentic to have hoods attached to cloaks. We are happy that they did but life is too short to argue about these things, so your call, if you are not happy with it, acquire one of our Plain Cloaks and separate Hood instead. Generally available in Black, Navy, dark Green or Burgundy, subject to stock.

Size: Standard

Prices from: £99  Goto Top 

Cloak, Plain

A cheaper alternative to the Hooded Cloak, these are simple, single button fastening cloaks without hood or lining. They are the most basic protection against the weather that has been devised since time began and ideal for living history. We also supply separate full, lined hoods if you so require.
Generally, we use lighter weight wools for this sort of cloak (compared to the Hooded Cloaks which are generally heavier wools). We have a couple of very heavy wool plain cloaks, made of a coating wool, be warned we are not joking when we say heavy! If you are up for wearing them, please note the higher postage costs involved.
Cloaks can be treated with waterproofing if you wish. Never wash your cloak, preferably do not dry clean, hang it out to air on fine days instead. Generally available in Navy, dark Green or Burgundy, subject to stock.

Size: Standard. Heavy wool version costs 5 more postage.

Prices from: £70  Goto Top 

Latchet Shoes

Please note we are discontinuing this line after the end of 2013. An generic latchet shoe, available as a "closed" or "open" (sometimes called a "keyhole latchet") style. Square toed, with thick, hard leather soles. Designed to be tough and hard wearing, they will last if cared for. Comfortable, at least after breaking-in, please note these are not pre-stretched. The image - if you can see it - shows the black "closed" latchet behind and a brown "open" latchet in front.
The shoe and ties are natural leather. Use approved leather cleaning materials, store dry.
People often ask how to make leather soled shoes safer to walk on. Correctly speaking, shoes should be hobbed in metal studs but the sticking of rubber grip to the underside of the shoe also achieves this, just don't let anybody see it... ;-)

Size: Standard, UK sizes 5 to 12 in stock, black leather, limited few in dark brown.

Prices from: £75 (CLEARING)  Goto Top 

Bucket Top Boot

Please note we are discontinuing this line after the end of 2013. The famous, stylish Bucket Top Boot cuts a dashing sight on anyone. This are seriously well made riding boots, tough, hard wearing, solid. Reinforced at the heel, and hardened at the toe, which means if horse stands on your foot - you've got an outside chance of getting away undamaged. Unless you have a sadistic horse. Thick, hard leather soles, they are working boots, complete with "Butterflies" included in the price to protect against wear from stirrup irons. The real magic is in the imterlace lining inside the leg of the boot, which allows the movement of air up through the boot and reduces the heat and moisture of clammy, sweaty feet inside.
The boot and butterflies are natural leather and stitched. Use approved leather cleaning materials, store dry.
People often ask how to make leather soled shoes safer to walk on. The sticking of rubber carpet grip to the underside of the shoe achieves this and is known to cause authenticity officers to suffer cardiac arrest... :-)

Size: Standard, UK sizes 5 to 12 in stock except Size 9, black colour only.

Prices from: £175  Goto Top 


For garments off list, please be prepared to provide a complete set of diagrams or illustrations of the garment(s) and a quotation will be provided for your consideration. Please allow 2-3 months for research, pattern making & testing, cutting and manufacture, dependant on the complexity of the garment.