Courtesy of The Royal Armoury (http://emuseumplus.lsh.se/eMuseumPlus). Gustavus Adolphus' (Gustav II Adolf's) linen boot hose, with embroidery of black silk and gold thread.

Courtesy of The Royal Armoury (http://emuseumplus.lsh.se/eMuseumPlus). Gustavus Adolphus' (Gustav II Adolf's) linen boot hose, with embroidery of black silk and gold thread.

Boots for war that belonged to the Swedish king Karl X Gustav 1622-1660.

Boots for war that belonged to the Swedish king Karl X Gustav 1622-1660.

Ensemble (image 10) | Italian | 17th century | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.63.26a–f

Ensemble (image 10) | Italian | 17th century | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.63.26a–f

This fine early 17th-century woman's jacket is particularly significant because it is shown being worn in the Portrait of Margaret Layton (museum no. E.214-1994), attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561-1636) and displayed alongside it.

Jacket

This fine early 17th-century woman's jacket is particularly significant because it is shown being worn in the Portrait of Margaret Layton (museum no. E.214-1994), attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561-1636) and displayed alongside it.

Isis' Wardrobe: 17th century embroidery at the Royal Armoury in Sweden

Isis' Wardrobe: 17th century embroidery at the Royal Armoury in Sweden

Pair of poulaine (aka crakow) shoes, made in France in the 15th century

Pair of poulaine (aka crakow) shoes, made in France in the 15th century

Stockings: 1882,  French (http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80054667?advsrc=true=true=french=silk=any=any=8=date-earliest=Between=739=60=14=805)

Stockings: 1882, French (http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80054667?advsrc=true=true=french=silk=any=any=8=date-earliest=Between=739=60=14=805)

Swedish Armoury. Broderad Kraghandske vit, cirka 1610.

Swedish Armoury. Broderad Kraghandske vit, cirka 1610.

Stockings | Italian | early 19th century | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession #: 26.56.119

Stockings | Italian | early 19th century | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession #: 26.56.119

BRIEF DESCRIPTION  Mr. glove of white leather.  NAME  Owner :Gustav II Adolf of Sweden  DATING  about 1620  OTHER KEYWORDS  men's glove  COLLECTION OF THE  Royal Armoury  INVENTORY NUMBER  19708 (3346: b)

BRIEF DESCRIPTION Mr. glove of white leather. NAME Owner :Gustav II Adolf of Sweden DATING about 1620 OTHER KEYWORDS men's glove COLLECTION OF THE Royal Armoury INVENTORY NUMBER 19708 (3346: b)

An Egyptian Ivory Bracelet, 18th Dynasty, ca 1550-1295 BC

An Egyptian Ivory Bracelet, 18th Dynasty, ca 1550-1295 BC

Frame-knitted silk c. 1750.  These stockings were knitted as flat pieces using stocking frames operated by male workmen. The foot or sole sections were knitted separately. The two pieces making up each stocking were then sewn together by female workers. Decorative areas at the ankles, called clocks, were either put in during the knitting process, as in these two examples, or embroidered after the stocking was taken off the frame.

Frame-knitted silk c. 1750. These stockings were knitted as flat pieces using stocking frames operated by male workmen. The foot or sole sections were knitted separately. The two pieces making up each stocking were then sewn together by female workers. Decorative areas at the ankles, called clocks, were either put in during the knitting process, as in these two examples, or embroidered after the stocking was taken off the frame.

Long hair, Van Dyke beard and moustache. Falling collar,  doublet high waist, slashing only in the upper body area, baldric.  Venetians, stockings cuffed over bucket top boots. Note: high heels  for men. Gauntlet gloves, walking stick, plumed beaver hat.

Long hair, Van Dyke beard and moustache. Falling collar, doublet high waist, slashing only in the upper body area, baldric. Venetians, stockings cuffed over bucket top boots. Note: high heels for men. Gauntlet gloves, walking stick, plumed beaver hat.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION  Pants coffee (plush) with silverlan.  NAME  Owner :Charles X Gustav of Sweden  DATING  1650's  OTHER KEYWORDS  pants  COLLECTION OF THE  Royal Armoury  INVENTORY NUMBER  19027 (3419: b

BRIEF DESCRIPTION Pants coffee (plush) with silverlan. NAME Owner :Charles X Gustav of Sweden DATING 1650's OTHER KEYWORDS pants COLLECTION OF THE Royal Armoury INVENTORY NUMBER 19027 (3419: b

Machine Knitted Socks, turn of 16/17th century, Deutches Strumpf Museum, http://www.german-hosiery-museum.de/

Machine Knitted Socks, turn of 16/17th century, Deutches Strumpf Museum, http://www.german-hosiery-museum.de/

Fashion and Costume History     – Silk stockings belonging to Gustav II Adolf of...

Fashion and Costume History – Silk stockings belonging to Gustav II Adolf of...

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