Category Archives: Men’s Renaissance Shirts

A Maintenance Guide for Renaissance Dresses

Renaissance faires are a fun way for people of all ages to go back in time and get caught up in a completely different lifestyle. Buying your own Renaissance costume is one of the easiest ways to take part in … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Costume for a Renaissance Festival

Renaissance faires are a popular way to dive into the colorful world of the Renaissance. Fun for adults and children alike, they give you the chance to experience life as it was in the 1500s by completely immersing you in … Continue reading

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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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