Extant Italian Men's/Boy's Shirts (Camicie)



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Metropolitan Museum, New York

c1580 - 1600

"Linen shirt with reversible embroidery in polychrome silks, silver and silver-gilt thread."



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"There is an eyelet hole at each end of the wristband worked in crimson silk. The bobbin lace is sewn around the cuff and up the sleeve opening."

For more information, more detail shots, and a pattern for this shirt, see:
Janet Arnold, Patterns of Fashion 4. Macmillan, London, 2008.
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G Willet and Philis Cunnington, The History of Underclothes. Dover Publications, New York, 1992.

There is no description of this shirt included in the book.


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