Striped men's breeches
This relatively narrow model was
sewn according to Stuart Peachey's latest edition of the Clothes
of the Common People series in Elizabethan and Early Stuart
England, namely, according to the "simple breeches" (dated
1610-1650). As the outer fabric is a striped wool in natural
color, the lining is a fine unbleached linen cloth and both the
belt and the fly are reinforced with a thicker linen cloth.
Buttons are made of wool, large 15 mm. The belt is fasten by a
pair of lace knitted twill strips supplemented with aiglets for
more comfortable handling. Breeches are equipped with metal
hooks for connecting with doublet. The other two hooks are
somewhat smaller and they serve to fasten the breeches under the
knee. Into the side seams the deep pockets are placed.