Buyer Beware: Shopping for clothes in late 17th century Edinburgh

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  • Scotland

  • 12 November 2018

  • 12:00
  • Free

Professor Maria Hayward, University of Southampton This talk considers how men and women selected clothes and accessories in the late 17th century on several levels including the practicalities of shopping, negotiating the sumptuary law that tried to restrict what individuals could wear, as well and conforming to religious and social attitudes. It will also explore the process from the perspective of the tailors and merchants as they sought to make a living within the boundaries of the law.

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