Men's Used Black Velvet Elizabethan/Renaissance Reenactment Costume - Large Size

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Made by Ninya Mikhaila - gentleman’s previously worn black velvet doublet and Venetian hose, suitable for late Elizabethan/Renaissance impressions, late 16th Century/early 17th Century.


This garment was worn by a professional costumed interpreter at Hampton Court Palace at some point between 2003 and 2004. It is of the highest quality and has been made using fabrics and patterns appropriate to the time period.

Costume Description:

Striking black velvet doublet with pale gold silk lining. Fastens down centre front by means of 14 corded buttons and a pair of eyelets with aiglet tie at the bottom. Very lightly boned and padded for slight peascod belly (very fashionable amongst Elizabethans!). Short peplum skirt is made up of 2 large tabs, which meet at the centre back.

Hose attach to the doublet by means of eyelets and aiglet ties which are threaded through a concealed linen band at the waistline inside the doublet. Inside of doublet also includes 2 linen tabs with eyelets near centre front for adjusting fit at waist.

The doublet features a narrow collar (1 1/2" or 4cm) and small wings at the shoulders (1 1/4" or 3cm across). Attached sleeves have a small slit at the wrist with 2 buttons and hidden hook and loop closure.

Matching black velvet Venetian hose have a white calico (U.S. muslin) lining. Gathered at the waist, full through the hips and tapering toward the knee. Includes convenient vertical side pockets with black linen pocket lining.

Waistband features slit at centre back (4" or 10cm long) with eyelets and tie at top for adjusting waist size according to personal measurements. Hose fasten in front with fly opening, featuring 3 corded buttons plus aiglet tie at waist. Knee is ungathered and has a slit on the inside leg seam with hook and loop fastening at bottom edge.

Please note the photos do not do the fit of the hose justice, as they are pinned flat to the dress stand!

Doublet and hose are both machine-stitched on construction seams, but with linings slip-stitched by hand inside. Buttonholes and eyelets are hand-stitched.

Overall Costume Condition:

This costume is in excellent condition! However, as it has been worn previously, it does have reasonable signs of wear as one might expect. Specifically, please note that there is some slight wear to the velvet on the backs of the knees and at the elbows, but only in terms of subtle colour difference.

Fits Measurements:

Chest: 45" or 114cm
Waist: 38" or 97cm, but can expand to 40" or 101cm
Hips: 48" or 122cm
Back: 15 1/2" or 39cm
Neck: 19" or 48cm
Nape of Neck to Waist: 19 1/2" or 49cm
Neck to Shoulder: 6 1/4" or 16cm
Outer Arm: 25" or 63cm
Wrist: 9" or 23cm
Waist to Knee: 25" or 63cm
Bent Knee Circumference: 15" or 38cm
(Generally a Large sized costume)

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