Czech peasant dress about 1405. Tight hose; one of the tunics is gathered in at the waist and has long, full, open sleeves, dagged at the edges in the same manner as the hem of the tunic itself; the other two are short, tight-ńtting tunics buttoned to the waist. One has short, the other long, fairly wide sleeves, with pleated folds in the tunic skirt. One of the men wears a wide-brimmed straw country hat. From pictures of country- folk in an illustration in the Bellifortis MS.
Costumes of the first half of the 15th century from the MS De moribus et ofĄciis viuentium in Prague Cathedral Chapter Library, ref. no. G. 42. (x) A blacksmith — part of the anvil is shown — wearing hose and boots, a tunic with elbow-length sleeves (beneath these he has long, narrow undersleeves); he also wears a leather apron and cloth cap. (2) An innkeeper with a neat tunic gathered in by a belt, wearing a capehood; also hose and shoes. ()
Czech workingmen’s costumes from the end of the century to the first half of the i century. (i) A woodcutter in full, knee-length tunic gathered in at the waist, wearing a hood with a scalloped lower edge; end of the century.
Male Czech costume of the year 1432. A cote-hardi that is close-fitting down to the hips, but more fully cut below and reaching almost to the knees; a wide ornamental belt is worn well below the waist. Sleeves are either long and narrow or full; sometimes they arc full to the elbow and then slit) forming long, hanging tippet of material which reaches almost down to the ground, lined with another material of a contrasting colour.
(i) The costume of an upper-class dandy: a close-6tting plded doublet with long, sacklike sleeves and an ornamental belt over the hips; parti-.coloured hose. (2) The costume of a wealthy German nobleman of the year 1405 from the Bellifortis MS: an outer garment developed from the overtunic (probably a type of houppelande) which acquired various shapes, lengths and sleeve styles. Beneath the garment one sees the under sleeves, which are full but close-fitting at the wrist.