Essay 3 - leather-soled footed hose(189 As far as their appearance goes men kept their hair in medium to long lengths usually below their ears or

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Chetna Mehra Dr. Bickle Written assignment #3 October 25, 2011 The Italian Renaissance During the first half of the 15 th century Italians costumes were similar to Europe (185). Some of the garments that men in Italy wore were linen drawers, undershirts (camicia), doublets which had attached hose, and outer jackets. The shirts were made of heavy linen for lower-class men and soft finer, linen for upper-class men. Furthermore, doublets were from the waist to below the hip, some doublets had longer lengths which were cut with a small skirt. Doublets and jackets had a distinctive neckline that illustrated the high level of skill that Italian tailors possessed (187). Hose were tied to the doublet and seamed together at the crotch. However, doublets and hose were worn by working men and soldiers. The only problem with hose was that it hampered physical activity. Aside from garments, the most popular footwear for men was a
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Unformatted text preview: leather-soled footed hose (189). As far as their appearance goes, men kept their hair in medium to long lengths, usually below their ears or close to their shoulders and were usually clean shaven. In addition to men’s costume, women during the first half of the 15 th century wore a chemise which was worn as undergarment under a dress, and second overdress on top. The chemise was made of linen and the quality of the fabric depended on the status of who was wearing it. The camicia was full-length all the way to the floor with long sleeves and round necklines that were relatively high. Some dresses without an obvious overdress were usually straight from shoulder to hem with a smooth fitting over the shoulder, that gathered over the bustline (190). Aside from garments, Italian women covered their head with a small jeweled net that set at the back of the head or a sheer, small veil (190)....
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course RETL J115 taught by Professor Dr.bittle during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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