photo of Grayhill Farm, reconstructed early 17th century farm

Clothes of the Common People In Elizabethan and Early Stuart England

Volume 12: Jerkins, Jackets and Mandillions


Male Jerkins, Jackets and Mandillions are largely sleeveless garments worn over a doublet and have been grouped together in this volume while Coats and Cassocks, sleeved garments, also worn over a doublet, are in the next volume.


Chapter Title Page
Jerkin Sleeves 2
Composition 4
Jerkin Types: 7
Protective Leather 7
Warm Woollen 9
Jerkin Doublets 13
Short Arm Jerkins 17
Jerkin Linings 18
Decoration and Fastenings 19
Jerkin Materials 20
Jerkin Colours 27
Surviving Jerkins 29
Cut or Pinked leather jerkins 30
Jerkin Patterns 33
Detachable Sleeves 39
Jackets 40
Materials 40
Colour 41
Construction 42
Mandillions 43
Mandillion Patterns 48

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