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...The body in modern scholarship serves as a focal point for numerous avenues of research. Michel Foucault and Norbert Elias have even introduced a distinct area of historical research – the ‘history of the body’. As Bryan Turner has stated...

Introduction: ‘When I am in Good Habitt’

Susan Vincent

Susan Vincent is an independent scholar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dressing the Elite : Dressing the Elite Clothes in Early Modern England

Berg, 2003

Book chapter

...History and Dress In his diary entry for 8 October 1666, Samuel Pepys recorded the beginnings of a new look. England was at war with France and London reeling from the aftermath of the Great Fire, and so the King intended to create...

Summer: The Last Century

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Fashion Source: The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China (University of California Press, 1998), 218–37. […] Against the sensible and conservative advice of Li Jinde was the contrary urge...

Codpiece

Sandra Lee Evenson

Sandra Lee Evenson is a Professor and Interim Director in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Idaho, USA, where she has taught courses on dress and culture and apparel design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The codpiece was a distinguishing feature of men’s dress from 1408 to about 1575 C.E. Originally a triangle of cloth used to join the individual legs of men’s hose, the codpiece emerged as a nonverbal statement of political and economic...

Clothes Make the Man

Susan Vincent

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Dressing the Elite : Dressing the Elite Clothes in Early Modern England

Berg, 2003

Book chapter

...His Garments Helpe Him to bee Counted Such a One Phineas Pett (Figure 6), eventually to become a master shipbuilder and naval commissioner, described his strategy for advancing his fortunes. As a young man in dire financial straits he...

Addressing the Body

Susan Vincent

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Dressing the Elite : Dressing the Elite Clothes in Early Modern England

Berg, 2003

Book chapter

...Outwardly for Defence … Inwardly for Cleanliness Later generations tend to look back in sartorial judgement, and impute to early modern dress a negative range of values. It was surely restrictive, unhygienic, uncomfortable, unhealthy...

Fashioning Appearances

Susan Vincent

Susan Vincent is an independent scholar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dressing the Elite : Dressing the Elite Clothes in Early Modern England

Berg, 2003

Book chapter

...Although this is an examination of the meanings and utilizations of clothing within elite early modern society, this first chapter will consider its styles and component garments. This may seem like a step in an altogether unreflective...

None Shall Wear

Susan Vincent

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Dressing the Elite : Dressing the Elite Clothes in Early Modern England

Berg, 2003

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...On 11 January 1591/2, an attorney by the name of Kinge appeared before the Privy Council. Kinge was ‘presumptuous’ and presented himself before their Lordships ‘in apparrell unfitt for his calling, with a guilt rapier, extreame greate...

Them and Us, He or She?

Susan Vincent

Susan Vincent is an independent scholar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dressing the Elite : Dressing the Elite Clothes in Early Modern England

Berg, 2003

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...On 22 February 1623, John Chamberlain wrote his friend Dudley Carleton a letter full, as usual, of the latest political gossip. He described the departure of Prince Charles on what was to have been a secret trip into Spain, for the purpose...

The Noble Art of Shopping

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Account books reveal that Florentine courtiers often had weekly contact with clothing artisans and merchants, evidence that they invested substantial amounts of time and effort, as well as money, in maintaining and replenishing...