Sea Dog Doublet
Who were the Sea Dogs? That was a matter of chance - the weather - the captain's mood - whether the Spanish ship just coming over the horizon looked to be low in the water with treasure. A pirate one day, and a hero of the Queen's navy the next: that was a Sea Dog's life.
Hardy men needed hard-wearing clothes like this doublet, made from tough poplin, and laced at both sides and the front for maximum comfort.
"Dear White Pavilion: I was ordered aloft to cut away the rigging in the heat of battle during the late Invasion, and wish to report that my Sea Dog Doublet gave perfect satisfaction." --J. Baldrick, H.M.S. Revenge
Poplin. Shown with Shakespeare Shirt and 1" Sword Belt.
For extra style, order a matching Tudor Hat.
Broadcloth: Cotton/polyester blend, shirtweight. Does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter, brown.
Brocade: Cotton plus various synthetic fibers, with same-color woven patterns, which will vary. Sturdy weight. Dry clean. Blue, hunter, burgundy.
Canvas: Also called Duck Cloth. Stout cotton fabric with a coarse weave. Black, white, red, brown, or hunter green. Will fade like jeans. Cold wash, tumble dry low heat or line dry.
Fleece: Synthetic with velour-like drape; popular for outerwear. Good, practical substitute for wool. Black, burgundy, hunter green. Check for color availability before ordering; can vary with season. Washable, but dry cleaning is recommended to preserve the shape of capes.
Muslin: Garment-quality, 100% cotton (not coarse utility muslin). Cold wash, line dry recommended. White or natural.
Poplin: A cotton/polyester blend that does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Heavier than shirtweight. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter.
Suede Cloth: A heavy, woven suede-like cloth of 100% polyester. Dry cleaning recommended.
Wool: A natural fiber from sheep; wool blends include man-made fibers of various kinds. Holds colors well. Dry cleaning is recommended, but may be hand washed in cold water and dried flat. Do not wring. Never use hot water or a dryer. For seasonal storage, clean first and use the moth repellent of your choice.