Highland Doublet Uniform Jacket
Service Unit: Thames Scottish Volunteers (New Zealand) History: New Zealand Forces 1880
Donated with white tropical helmet
- Acc 1964/55
"A doublet is a man's snug-fitting buttoned jacket that is fitted and shaped to the man's body which was worn in Western Europe from the Middle Ages through to the mid-17th century. The doublet was hip length or waist length and worn over the shirt or drawers. Until the end of the 15th century the doublet was worn under another layer of clothing such as a gown, mantle or overtunic."
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Courtesy of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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