Elizabethan 1580 Buff Jerkin

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Elizabethan 1580 Buff Jerkin

Postby Richg » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:39 pm

Hi can anybody help me to find an authentic period picture of one of these, either in a painting or museum. I am constructing the body o.k but am strugling with the waist and shoulders. Thanks.

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Re: Elizabethan 1580 Buff Jerkin

Postby Mark Griffin » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:53 pm

whereabouts are you rich?

If in London pop along to the MoL, they have one in store. I've measured it but all the notes and pattern and in storage unfortunately. the shoulder construction was like this later one http://thegoodwyfe.blogspot.co.uk/2012_02_01_archive.html

This is also in the MoL but not the one I looked at


and they have this one as well...

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/8b/ea/a3/8beaa372d6e0eac0bb9ae2b91b3464a1.jpg an embarrassment of riches!

the portraits of Raleigh, Drake and Dudley have them, plus this one here.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerkin_%28garment%29#/media/File:Musician_Holding_Bagpipes_1632.jpg its a bit later but the construction on the shoulders looks the same.

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