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

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Museo del Tessuto, Prato

c1550 - 1580


"Boy's white linen shirt, with tapered sleeves, embroidered with 'S' motifs in crimson silk and silver-gilt threads."

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"Inside the wrist there is a linen facing encasing all the raw edges of the gathered ruffle."

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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Information on this shirt can also be found in:
Roberta Orsi Landini and Bruna Niccoli, Moda A Firenze 1540 - 1580: Lo stile de Eleonora di Toledo e la sua influenza.  Florence, Edizione Polistampa, 2005.
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