Doublet, breeches and cloak About 1630. Fashionable formal dress for men in the late 1630s and early 1640s. The breeches are long and full in cut.The doublet has a high waist at the sides and back, extending to a point in front. An opening of the seam on each sleeve allows the fine linen shirt underneath to be seen. The cap spans almost a full circle. The collar of the cape has been altered at a later date.
Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals, 1624 an unstarched falling ruff, a low crowned, wide brimmed Cavalier style hat. Lace cuffs, a soft doublet with vertical slashes in the sleeves. A sash high on the waist that gives the illusion of a shortened torso, Van Dyke beard and moustache.