New Stuart Press Clothing Books

New 1558-1660 Clothing Series

Stuart Press are pleased to announce the release of our new
35 volume series

Clothes of the Common People
In
Elizabethan and Early Stuart England

 

This series encapsulates 6 years of research and experimentation by the team based on the examination of over 71,000 books published before 1660, over 18,000 will and inventories and a wide range of sources from archive papers to artefacts. All conclusions are sourced and cross referenced. The first six appendices are an in-depth discussion of why certain illustrations were chosen or rejected.

Please note that volumes will not necessarily be released in the order they are numbered.

This series has been written as a fully integrated whole and nothing like this has ever been produced before [or is likely to be again]. This revision of the original series makes major changes to the information available on common clothing of the Elizabethan/Jacobean period in England.

All volumes are $18 except for Volumes 6 which is $38 and Volume 35 is $58. Volume 33 pricing will be posted when the volume is printed but is expected to be similar to Volume 6.

Series Contents

Volume
1 The Evidence and Construction Techniques. Lays out the concept of the series and basic assumptions involved. Includes stitches used with photos of the stitch on original garments.

Part 1 Materials
2 Haberdashery. Contains all of the decorative or fastening items.

3 The Materials: Woven Woollen Textiles. Revises information in the previous version based on more primary source material.

4 The Materials: Linens, Silks, and other Non-Woollen Textiles. Linen production, importation, types of fabrics, calico and other non-linen plant fiber. Silk availability, pricing & types of fabrics.

5 The Materials: Fustians, Knitting, Leather, Furs and Skins, Felt and others. Documentation from primary sources.

6 Dyeing. Glossy format soft bound book with color photos of original and reproduction cloth. Includes recipes for common dyes.

 

Part 2 Who Wore What and When
7 Who Wore What and When. part 1: Acquisition, Repair and Regional. Information on durability, sourcing, regional variants, repair, tools for construction.

8 Who Wore What and When. part 2: Rural Workers and Sailors. Farmers, laborers, sailors, musicians, travelers, etc.

9 Who Wore What and When. part 3: Urban workers, and gentry Servants. Artisans, merchants, innkeepers, cooks, security workers, etc.

 

Part 3 Male Garments
10 Men's Garments: Doublets part 1. Colors, materials, styles based on documentation from primary sources.

11 Men's Garments: Doublets part 2, Waistcoats and Petticoats. Information on surviving garments, reproductions from documentation from primary sources along with patterns. Includes new material on male petticoats and waistcoats.

12 Men's Garments: Jerkins, Jackets and Mandillions.

13 Men's Garments: Coats and Cassocks.

14 Men's Garments: Gowns, Frocks and Cloaks. Colors, materials, construction techniques based on documentation from primary sources along with patterns.

15 Men's Garments: Legwear part 1. Major revision of terminology based on documentation from primary sources.

16 Men's Garments: Legwear part 2. More documentation from primary sources along with patterns.

17 Men's Garments: Drawers, Linens and Aprons. Documentation from primary sources along with patterns.

 

Part 4 Unisex garments
18 Accessories: Stockings, Girdles, Badges, Gloves and Pouches. Documentation from primary sources along with patterns.

19 Hats and Caps. Major revision of terminology, includes many illustrations of documentation from primary sources.

20 Footwear. Major revision of terminology, includes many illustrations of documentation from primary sources.

 

Part 5 Female and Children's Garments
21 Women's Garments: Petticoats, Kirtles, Frocks and Safeguards. Documentation on women's outer garments including patterns. Revision of terminology based on documentation and sumptuary laws.

22 Women's Garments: Gowns, Cassocks, Waistcoats and Coats. Documentation on women's over garments including patterns. Revision of terminology based on documentation and sumptuary laws.

23 Women's Garments: Linens and Aprons. Documentation on women's garments that would be worn next to the skin along with items such as aprons, includes patterns. Revision of terminology based on documentation and sumptuary laws.

24 Children's Garments. PENDING

 

Part 6 Military Clothing
25 Military Clothing: 1558-1638.
PENDING
26 Military Clothing of the English Civil War 1639-1660.
PENDING

 

Part 7 Appendices
27 Appendix 1: The Corpus Justified part 1 1558-1622.
28 The Corpus Justified part 2 1623-1660.
29 Appendix 2: The Corpus 1; Solid part 1.
30 The Corpus 2 Solid part 2, Circa and Maritime.
31 The Corpus 3: NL and NLO.
32 Appendix 3: Reasoned Rejects.

33 Appendix 4: Existing garments. PENDING
34 Bibliography, Abbreviations, Acknowledgements and Epilogue.
PENDING

35 The Users Manual: a synoptic guide.

 


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