Stahlrose kindly provided me with a link to a paper about extant 17th century clothes in a private collection. It’s in German, which I don’t read, unfortunately, but it must be able to run it through some kind of translation. It’s interesting anyway, as there are patterns for the clothes as well as pictures! Very, very, nice! You can find the paper here, and it’s possible to download it.
Excuse me while I squee a little.
Ahem. I’m all right now. It makes me wonder how many extant garments there really are out there that we never hear about. I mean, how many of you know that there’s a rather big collection of men’s clothes from the 17th century in Stockholm?
Hmm, I really think I need a 17th century icon…