Category Archives: Men’s Renaissance Shirts

Stylish Shape At Its Best

Trivia time for all you fashion extraordinaires!  What do you call a tight fitting men’s jacket, shaped and fitted to the body, which was worn in Western Europe from the Middle Ages to the mid-17th century.  Still thinking?  Here are … Continue reading

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Come Ye to the Fair

For many of us growing up, the local fair was the place to be every summer.  With the fattening food, the lovable animals, the exhilaration of the carnival rides, and the crowds of people, there could hardly be a more … Continue reading

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Now For a Non-Practically-Polygamous Renaissance Man… Thomas Cromwell!

As we ended our series on Henry VIII’s wives, we thought it best to jump back with a jolt of testosterone by discussing the life of one of the most influential men in Henry’s court: Thomas Cromwell. Thomas Cromwell, also … Continue reading

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In Other News, King Henry VIII is Diagnosed with Toomanywives Syndrome

Oh Henry! candy bars were invented in the 15th century by a chocolatier who made this exclamation every time he opened his Renaissance Weekly newsletter and saw that King Henry VIII had gotten married… again. “Oh Henry! Why don’t give … Continue reading

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Guide to Renaissance Swag, Men’s Edition

Quick – Get Me Some Fashion, on the Doublet!  O’ Doublet, mine Doublet, how ornamental and tight-fitted thou art! I am not sure if I love thee or if thou simply chokest my heart… We began with the Camicia – … Continue reading

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Guide to Renaissance Swag, Men’s Edition:

Rebirth of the Puffy Shirt What a gentleman thou art – draped in the finest silk that one might wish Your camicia divine, sleeves puffed heartily like a noble blowfish! At the incoming of the 15th century, Fashion rose from … Continue reading

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