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Doublet and breeches

Doublet and breeches

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1618 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin, slashed, over taffeta

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Spickernell

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Doublet and breeches of slashed white satin over blue taffeta.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1618 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Satin, slashed, over taffeta

Object history note

Probably worn by Sir Rowland Cotton (1581-1634)

Descriptive line

Doublet and breeches, slashed white satin over blue taffeta, made in England, ca. 1618

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

A Seventeenth-Century Doublet from Scotland
By Susan Payne, David Wilcox, Tuula Pardoe and Ninya Mikhaila
Costume, vol 45, 2011, pp.39-62
This fully documents a comparable doublet in Perth Museum.
J. Arnold, 1973, Sir Richard Cotton's Suit, in Burlington Magazine, p.326.
17th-Century Men's Dress Patterns, 1600-1630 (V&A 2016) by Melanie Braun, Luca Costigliolo, Susan North, Claire Thornton, Jenny Tiramani
A pattern, photographs and construction information


Satin; Taffeta


Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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