1532 Men’s Yellow Fustian Coat

This outfit is based on a woodcut by Hans Sebald Beham circa 1532. It’s a peasant outfit which I haven’t seen anyone else try to recreate. The coat is a simple fustian coat. It is unfitted. The shirt is black linen. (Yes, I found an image of a black shirt, though it may be linen or wool.) The hose are red linen. The hat is a leather “Robin Hood” style hat, though the hat in the woodcut looks like blocked wool to me.

This is an excellent outfit for a beginner costumer. It is not difficult to make and it beats the heck out of the standard beginner t-tunic. If you are not a master pattern-maker, you can use old clothes that you have at home to construct your pattern.

The photos below, taken July 5, 2014, show the finished outfit. Yep, we should have buttoned the coat at the neck to get the same flared-out look shown in the woodcut but we forgot to button the coat during the photo shoot.

Basilio Branquo

Basilio Branquo

 


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Pattern for the coat made from an old dress shirt.

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Pattern made for hose based on long underwear.

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