This beautiful doublet is one of only two, known surviving examples of its type from the 1620s. The other is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). The doublet is made of quality silk and is designed with pinking and decorative slits. This design was the height of fashion for a short period in 1620s. Pinking (the intentional slashing of fabric) was a technique used to reveal colorful linings or underlying shirts & chemises.