Men's Used Black & White Satin Elizabethan/Renaissance Reenactment Costume - Large/XL Size

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Made by Ninya Mikhaila - gentleman’s previously worn white satin doublet with silver trim and black satin paned trunkhose, 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 white satin doublet with small slashing pattern and narrow silver metallic trim dramatically arranged in stripes throughout. Red lining inside. Fastens down centre front by means of 16 corded buttons. Lightly boned and padded for moderate peascod belly (very fashionable amongst Elizabethans!). Short peplum skirt is made up of 3 large tabs, which meet at the side back seams.

Trunkhose attach to the doublet by means of 5 sets 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" or 2 1/2cm) and small wings at the shoulders with slashing and silver braid detail (1 1/2" or 4cm across). There is 1 pair of eyelets at back of collar to attach a ruff (not included). Attached sleeves have a small slit at the wrist with 1 corded button and loop closure.

Accompanying black satin trunkhose come to just below the knee and are lined in black silk. Upper section is made of black satin panes over matching black satin, gently gathered and slightly padded for shape. Each pane features white trim in a serpentine pattern encrusted with pearls. Lower section of hose (canions) are made of same black satin with tone-on-tone pattern lightly cut into fabric.

Trunkhose fasten in front with fly opening, featuring 4 black knot buttons plus aiglet tie at waist. Knee is ungathered.

Doublet and hose are both mostly machine-stitched, but with linings slip-stitched into place by hand inside. Buttonholes and eyelets are hand-stitched.

Overall Costume Condition:

Not so great condition, but still a spectacular costume! As this costume has been worn previously, it does have signs of wear as one might expect, though where possible these have been mended. Specifically, please note that the doublet fabric is worn and darned in places (see photo), especially under the arms, on the left inside wrist and left doublet front (from wearing a sword belt). The white satin is also discoloured in several places, especially on the doublet front and skirt. Lower buttons are similarly stained and the top button is smaller and whiter than the others (see photo). Doublet lining is somewhat faded and worn, particularly around collar and inside front panels.

Trunkhose waistband fabric is worn/torn in some places and occasionally mended, especially around eyelets. Some pearls are missing from the serpentine trim on the upper section of the hose. Fabric on the lower section (canions) is worn and sometimes darned around parts of the cut pattern, particularly on the front of the left leg. Glimpses of white interlining occasionally show through.

Fits Measurements:

Chest: 44" or 112cm
Waist: 40" or 102cm
Back: 15 1/2" or 39cm
Neck: 17" or 43cm
Nape of Neck to Waist: 17" or 43cm
Neck to Shoulder: 6" or 15cm
Outer Arm: 21" or 53cm
Wrist: 9 1/4" or 23cm
Hips: 44" or 112cm
Waist to Knee: 23" or 59cm
Bent Knee Circumference: 17" or 43cm
(Generally a Large or Extra-Large costume.)

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