German mercenaries. Historical clothing around 1620.
Period Costume 17th century. German mercenaries with sword and shield, drummer.
The cut of the costume is still heavily influenced by the Spanish fashion. The soldier left in the picture, in hand a rapier, with padded doublet (shoulder, chest), Camisole, and Spanish collar, stuffed harem pants, gauntlets and boots with heel spurs. The drummer is wearing a felt hat with feathers. The stockings are held by colored ribbons, to he wears buckled shoes with heels. The sleeves are slotted with strips of cloth decorated in the manner of the early mercenaries. The fashion shows clear influences the loose and liberal Dutch fashion. The waist is moved further to the above, the doublet longer. The padding is less, the pants go over the knee down. The sash refers to the time of the Thirty Years’ War.
German Renaissance Costume, Magistrate and Knight in 1540
Fashion in Germany during the Reformation period. Late Renaissance clothing. First third of the 16th century
Among men, the beard is in fashion. To a hair cut called the Kolbe. The hair was worn half long, straight cut on all sides and combed evenly. The beard was in the same kind of cut on the chin straight.
The head is covered by the flat cap, in various shapes and sizes. Material was usually embroidered velvet, adorned with feathers, or as a cover for women, sometimes embroidered with precious pearls. This headgear found then in the artistic circles of German Romanticism (19tes century), its rediscovery. Long pants up under the reach below the knee, plus a long jacket, emerged from the Renaissance camisole. The camisole was a short jacket with buttons on the front and a small collar. For women, it was laced worn over the undergarment. This led to the later corset. In today’s women’s fashion, there are still remnants of the original camisole, back in the costumes of some of today’s landscapes. Especially in the south of Germany where this tightly laced loaves are worn over the dirndl.
By the German mercenaries of the slotted fashion clothing was taken during the Thirty Years’ War. The reason, it is believed, was greater freedom of movement in combat. These were to slits in the fabric by looking under the dress shirt through. In the fashion of the 15th century, this stylistic device is then varied with different colors of the garments.
In the Middle Ages, the doublet originally a padded coat with long sleeves. This was worn under the armor. Later it became the main garment under the overcoat and accompanied the men’s fashion until well into the 17th century. In the Spanish fashion, it becomes a goose belly, only to be replaced in the 18th century by the vest.
The color range of clothing in Germany was mostly kept in yellow to red. Other countries, however, certain occupations, preferred specific colors. France preferred bright colors to predominantly white.
German Renaissance Costumes in 1550. German citizen fashion in the 16th century.
The man is wearing a beret, a sleeveless Schaube with wide collar (also called Zamora or Jerkin). Including a broad doublet reaching to the knees. A shirt with a small collar. These tights and cowmule shoes.
The woman is wearing a beret adorned with feathers on his head. A tight top with a square neckline and puffed sleeves slit. To a pleated, floor length skirt under an equally colorful petticoat worn.
The fashion is inspired by the mercenaries. The whole appearance of the people expressed a dignified bearing.
German citizen in 1550. 16th century renaissance costumes during the Reformation. Renaissance period.
The man and the woman wear a large beret adorned with lush feathers. The jerkin is belted. The clothes were slotted rich. Including mostly different colored shirts or skirts were worn by the slots differently colored bulging through. Accordingly, colorful was the appearance. He wears the typical of that cow foot shoes that had developed from the pointed shoes of the Gothic in this form.
The woman has always been shrouded in a lot of material and was based in the fashion according to the man’s. The emphasis was on both genders in the sweeping shoulders.
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