16th Century Clothing -Swiss!
Submitted by David Bahler on Wed, 2007-05-02 21:13
I need some help researching and recreating clothing for my personna. He is a mid 16th century Swiss (Canton of Bern, somewhere rural) Anabaptist. The main difficulty here is finding just what the early Anabaptists dressed like, my research has led me to believe it will be something of a simplified version of common peasant clothes of that time -peasant clothes are hard to find too. I already (mostly) know about regular shirts, pants, etc. What I need to know is what would be authentic regarding Jackets/coats, vests, etc. Keep in mind that the doublet was not worn by Anabaptists. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and also any other advice/information you may have regarding this personna wouldbe greatly appreciated. And, as for name I should be all right on my own, but any suggestions would be helful, especially for first names. Thank you.