Lansquenet costumes. German Mercenaries.
Renaissance and Reformation era. First third of the 16th century.
The clothing of these soldiers; lansquenet influenced the commoners and nobles clothes like never happen until then. All the centuries before, the clothes were specified by nobility or upper classes.
Due to the low possibility of movement in the struggle, to slit the lansquenets slits in the sleeves and pants. This resulted adventurous costumes. Initially, the clergy condemned, they were approved by an imperial edict with the soldiers. This clothing quickly found its way into the bourgeois and aristocratic fashion. Features the slots inside his jacket, shirt and billowing trousers, where the different colored clothing worn underneath seems to pass.
On their head were big hats, called beret adorned with feathers
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