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Variety in 16th Century German Headwear

When one visualizes a 16th century German, the first thing that comes to mind is “slash and puff.” It was a century of adornment and extravagance in dress. Nowhere is this as obvious as in the headwear of the times. By the end of the 16th century, German headwear could run from the relatively simple, […]

A 14th Century Cap of Maintenance (Bycocket Hat)

At the beginning of the 14th Century the bycocket (byecocket, bycoket, and many other variations in English as well as “chapeau a bec” in French) came into fashion. This is a hat worn by both men and women, often while riding, hunting, or hawking. The hat is made with a tall crown that has an […]