Okay let's back up a bit.
A singlet is a linen undershirt (equivalent to a woman's
camisole/chemise). A doublet is a torso garment that covers from
neck to waist and has sleeves (sometimes detatchable)and is usually
worn over a singlet. A jerkin is a tight fitting sleeveless torso
garment worn over a doublet or singlet and is equivalent to the
There is a very good picture of a doublet and jerkin on the 2nd Earl
of Pembroke portrait at
You'll notice that the jerkin is shaped very similarly to the
doublet except that it eliminates the collar and the sleeves. It is
often the jerkin that has the pleated peplum or individual "flaps"
attached to the waistline. Often in theatre costuming (and many
commercial patterns) the jerkin and the doublet are comobined and
that may be what is confusing you.
HL Fei of Caer Anterth
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "Liz Croteau" <ecroteau@r...> wrote:
> > From: Trish Elynor Raveness <ravenessravensbane@y...>
> > Try this.
> > http://gallery.euroweb.hu/preview/m/moroni/gentlema.jpg
> > It's the gentleman in pink, he is not wearing a jerkin.
> > Oh, and here's a link to a page on Anya's Documentation Site.
> > http://phelan.ou.edu/anya/brads_doublet2.html
> > She's got photos of the patterns she used for her husband's and
> > doublets from Patterns of Fashion. This might help a little more.
> Thank you so much for the pictures. Now all I need is a separate
> the jerkin so that I can tell what THAT looked like... the body of
> doublet looks like what I thought the jerkin was. God, this is
> :) Sorry to be such a pest, but I'm really having trouble sorting
> in my head, and I've yet to find a website that has the layers of
> Elizabethian men's garb laid out (I've seen a few for women's
garb, piece by
> piece. Maybe when this is all said and done, I'll make one for