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Zach Gordon




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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Doublet 1100-1200?!?!?         Reply with quote

Hello I was reading Wikipedia and it said in 1100-1200 in Fashion that:
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Newly fashionable were short, fitted garments for the upper body, worn under the tunic: the doublet, made of two layers of linen, and an early form of quilted and padded jupe or gipon.[1]


Is this true? I had never heard of linen doublets in the 1100s!!!

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Glennan Carnie




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Feb, 2011 7:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Most clothing historians I know put the development of the doublet sometime around the third quarter of the Fourteenth Century; maybe a little earlier.

But, of course, Wikipedia is never wrong! Big Grin
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S. Jansone




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PostPosted: Sun 27 Feb, 2011 11:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sounds very suspicious. I checked the article, but couldn't look at the source mentioned. Maybe someone else has this book?
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