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  Clothes of Wealthy
The wealthy followed English fashions and some very luxurious gowns were worn in and around Dublin. Many of these were trimmed with fur. ...
 
  Old English and Irish Dress - voluminous gowns and Flemish kirtles
For Irish women there were basically three styles of dress. The first was this voluminous style which was worn by women of means. It was ...
 
  The kirtle and the Shinrone Gown
The second style of dress for the well to do woman was this one with a low neckline which shows the chemise underneath. The wide vent of ...
 
  old English and Irish 3
The third style of dress had a high neck and a semi-fitted bodice. The skirt was full and the belt was decorated. The sleeves were ...
 
  Clothes for Men
Warriors were seen as wild men. On the other hand, men of rank and substance in society wore linen, worked leather and treated wool. A ...
 
  Hair Styles
Menís hair was often worn long and brought forward over the eyes in glib fashion. Some shaved the front of their heads and this annoyed ...
 
  Rules about Shirts!
In 1537 Henry VIII passed an act which ordered that menís shirts should be no more than 7 yards when they had been originally 25-35 ...
 
  Tipperary Jacket
This suit was found in a bog in Tipperary in June 1946. From it we learn that the wool was woven from a mountain sheep. Trews were worn ...
 
  Dress of the Poor
In 1580 Robert Payne distinguished 3 main classes ∑Comfortably off, who were given to husbandry ∑Kern or soldiers ∑The very idle ...
 
  Head Wear
Many people went bare headed. Some wore cone shaped hats or balaclavas which were influenced by armour and helmets. Hats could be unisex ...
 
 
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