Tudor Clothes for a King

King Henry VIII - Tudor Clothes for a King

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Tudor Clothes for a King

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Tudor Clothes for a King

Tudor Clothes for a King
The dynasty of the Tudors include Kings and Queens such as King Henry VIII and his daughters and all are immediately recognisable due to the sumptuous clothes that they wore. The Tudor Clothes for a King were made of the most expensive materials which included Brocade, Buckram, Calico, Damask, Felt, Flannel, Gauze, Lawn, Linen, Satin, Shag, Silk, Tabbinet, Taffeta and Velvet. The following description details the clothes worn by King Henry VIII:

"His fingers were one mass of jewelled rings, and around his neck he wore a gold collar from which hung a
diamond as big as a walnut. His clothes were magnificent to match, sumptious silks, cloth of gold,
satins, coloured feathers and of course jewells and precious metals sprinked everywhere."

Tudor Clothes for a King
The introduction of Italian and French fashion exhibited better taste and a greater amount of elegance in the clothes of royalty and the nobility. The typical Tudor clothes for a King such as King Henry VIII featured the following items of clothing

  • The basic Tudor clothes for a king  consisted of a kind of tight waistcoat, fastened by tags, and of very close-fitting breeches, which displayed the outlines of the figure
  • The colors worn by the king would include purple, gold, silver and crimson - these colors were forbidden to lower classes under the Sumptuary Laws or Statutes of Apparel
  • The style of the doublet was designed for the emphasis to be on the shoulders and hips and were fastened at the front
  • The breeches, or long hose, were made tight-fitting and finished with a garter
  • The codpiece worn by the Tudor King Henry VIII was padded and boned and became so large that it was used to carry small weapons or jewels
  • Full, gathered or puffed sleeves, gave considerable gracefulness to the upper part of the body and in order to appear wide at the shoulders artificial pads were worn. The sleeves were slashed as dictated by the fashion of the day
  • A short and ornamental mantle, trimmed with the finest fur, was open in front. The mantle had false sleeves which were slit up above in order to allow the arms of the under coat to pass through
  • A flat, broad-brimmed hat was worn which was covered with feathers
  • A livery collar or chain of office was a collar or heavy gold chain which was worn as insignia of office
  • The shoes were a kind of large padded shoe of black leather, round or square at the toes, and gored over the foot with coloured material
  • The King would have worn items of jewelry fit for a King of England containing gold, silver, Diamonds, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies, Topaz, Opals and Pearls
  • Buckles were not only practical but also used as ornaments and jewelry for shoes and belts
  • Besides tunics, the men also wore undershirts and briefs covered by a sleeveless jacket and an additional tunic
  • Stockings or trunk hose completed the male attire at the end of the fifteenth century

Tudor Clothes for a King
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