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This gentleman portrays a stiffer silhouette than the previous. His hair is also shorter. However, he is not wearing what I would classify as "plain dress".    If I had to identify his place in the society of his day based on the clues that his clothing was giving me, I would classify him as a conservative royalist. I would not consider him a Puritan.    He is fashionable, yet a bit retrained. He is not going to the extremes of Cavalier dress, but is certainly influenced by it.

This gentleman portrays a stiffer silhouette than the previous. His hair is also shorter. However, he is not wearing what I would classify as "plain dress". If I had to identify his place in the society of his day based on the clues that his clothing was giving me, I would classify him as a conservative royalist. I would not consider him a Puritan. He is fashionable, yet a bit retrained. He is not going to the extremes of Cavalier dress, but is certainly influenced by it.

The Moy Gown.This garment, presumed to be a woman’s, was discovered in a bog in Moy, County Clare, Ireland in 1931.

The Moy Gown.This garment, presumed to be a woman’s, was discovered in a bog in Moy, County Clare, Ireland in 1931.

Paned or “Puff and Slash” German Sleeves: One Method For a Less Frayed, More Complete Look | | The German Renaissance of Genoveva

Paned or “Puff and Slash” German Sleeves: One Method For a Less Frayed, More Complete Look | | The German Renaissance of Genoveva

Marcantonio Raimondi; Lord and Lady (Italian engraving after Durer, c. 1500-34); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Marcantonio Raimondi; Lord and Lady (Italian engraving after Durer, c. 1500-34); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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