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A short woolen doublet with an unusual cut, characteristic for the Irish Gaelic outfit from the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries.
It has a large V-shaped neckline. The doublet is finished with a frill and fastened at the front with two tin buttons. The sleeves are open and also buttoned at the wrists. The stitches, segment connections and sleeves have a decorative finish in the form of linen, braided strings.
The Irish wool doublet has a linen lining. To check the available wool colors, see here.
In the basic version, the decorative strings are gray. In order to change their colors, please contact us before placing an order.
Together with the Irish shirt, forms a harmonious duet. To complete the outfit, it is worth choosing pants and a belt.
What are the sources for this doublet?
This type of doublet can be found in the book illustrations by Lucas de Heere. This work dates back to the 1770s.
Similar patterns are found in John Derricke's book - The Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie of Woodkarne. This 1581 illustrated handbook about Ireland presents men dressed in similar doublets both in combat scenes and in civilian performances, such as at a feast.
Who are Gaels?
The Gaels are an ethnolinguistic group originally from Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man in northwest Europe. They use their own language and maintain Celtic traditions. This group hails from Ireland, extending into western Scotland.