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A History of Costume by Carl Köhler. Edited and augmented by Emma von Sichart. Translated by Alexander k. Dallas M.A. Lecturer in German In Heriot-Watt College Edinburgh.

Medieval clothing in France. 11th to 13th c..

Cotte hardie. French medieval dress. Middle ages woman clothing. Form of a Sleeve in the 12th century.

Fig. 175, 176. French women`s dress, 12th century. Form of a Sleeve in the 12th century

Medieval clothing in France. 11th to 13th century.

In France, as in Germany, the dress of the eleventh century was a development from the fashions of previous periods, though here the change was accomplished more quickly. This was already so evident at the opening of the thirteenth century that from that time onward French fashions became the standard for the upper classes among all the peoples of Central Europe. Continue reading

Italian 14th, 15th century fashion history.

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Italian 14th century clothing. Burgundy, Gothic costumes. Middle ages fashion era.

Italian 14th century clothing. Viktor Pisani, Venetian Admiral. Italian pages, Neapolitan knight, soldiers, archer. Italian woman, nobles of Siena. Senator of Rome, noble Venetians.

Italian 14th century clothing.

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German fashion in the 15th century. Men’s Dress.

German fashion. Men's Dress. Costume History 15th century

German fashion in the XV. century

German fashion in the 15th century.

Upper half of the image on the left: Lower Rhine Costume (1400).
Right: Philip of Ingelheim (1431), Martin of Seinsheim (1434 Gentlewoman in the costume from the year 1410.
Lower half of the image on the left: Woman costume mid 1400s. Citizens of the city of Ravensburg 1429. Knight of Stettenberg 1428. Right: Fashion from the years around 1450.

Gallery: “On the history of costumes”. Münchener Bilderbogen (Munich pictures sheets). Published by Braun & Schneider, Munich c.1858 -1898s.

Men’s Dress.

Men’s dress at the beginning of the fifteenth century was in all essentials similar to that which they had worn at the end of the previous century, but the character of the separate items had undergone considerable change owing to incongruous combinations and degenerations in shape.

An Austrian chronicler of this period says: ” Every one dressed as he pleased. Some wore coats made of two kinds of material. Some had the left sleeve much wider than the right — wider even than the length of the whole coat — while others wore sleeves of equal width.

German Men dress 15th century. Burgundy Costume. Medieval gothic dress.

Fig. 218. German Men`s dress of the first half of the fifteenth century

Some again embroidered the left sleeve in various ways, with ribbons of all colors or with silver bugles threaded on silk strings. Some wore on the breast a kerchief of various colors embroidered with letters in silver and silk. Still others wore pictures on the left breast. Some had their clothes made so long that they could not dress or undress without assistance, or without undoing a multitude of small buttons dispersed all over the sleeve, the breast, and the abdomen.

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