The third entry in my week of One Shots is this extraordinary doublet from about 1620. Part of what makes it a find, is that there is only one other known example of this doublet type in existence, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The finished look required breeches that emerged from just under the waist point, making men look quite short-waisted and broad hipped. Worn with stockings, very often with high topped boots, a broad lace collar and a vast plume trimmed hat, and we have the beginnings of what we have come to see as the Cavalier or Musketeer fashion.
With grateful thanks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.