This German puffed and slashed style, also called “Landsknecht”, was made popular by the soldier’s custom of stuffing yards and yards of looted cloth into slits in his battle-worn clothing. It quickly became a favorite of courtiers who wanted to show off their wealth through the use of excessive amounts of costly cloth. The slashes can be cut in different ways and on several different angles, and is often used on sleeves, even when the rest of the garment is left unslashed. Price range $325.00 and up
Frederick - This German features a black cotton shirt with wide lace-up cuffs, floral brocade slashed doublet and pants lined with velveteen and edged with silver and finished with silver trimmed velveteen for the collar, leg bands, and shoulder rolls. The doublet laces up the front, while the pants have an elastic waist band hidden by the doublet, and the ensemble is topped off with a velveteen flat hat and plume.
Frederick - $500.00 as shown.