leg detail of cotton (sailor's?) breeches ... ca. 1784-1800
Levi Strauss “Nevada” Jean c.1880s
Men’s work pants, denim and brushed cotton, circa 1840, USA. Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology #DenimHistory http://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/exhibitions/denim.php
Men’s work pants, denim and brushed cotton, circa 1840, USA, museum purchase, P86.64.3
Tiers of ruffles, oversized hats, and a dainty #antique coin purse make for 1910s vintage perfection
via @Pentrarto Fashion at Royal Ascot c.1913
An overview of Norse helmet finds. Apart from the Gjermundbu helmet there are also three surviving (and much less known) mask fragments. The domes of the reconstructions are educated guesses. The St. Wenceslaus helmet (bottom) was probably made in Germany but decorated on Gotland. All the helmets have flashy decorations. The purpose of the mask was probably to prevent the wearer from being recognised and haunted by the spirits of those he kills, a superstition that died out with…
Viking Iron Bremen Style Helmet, 8th-9th century AD A substantial iron helmet formed with a vertical band to the brow, with two flat bands across the skull and triangular plates behind; the bands with domed rivets in pairs across the skull, single...
Pictures of the Janet Arnold Doublet when it was at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, photo taken by Edward.
Shirt underarm gusset detail, circa 1830s. (With acknowledgment to http://www.metmuseum.org)