The Poor Man's Guide to Cutting a Dash in Elizabethan England
June 8: Public Lecture: “Sufficiently Appareled,” Jamestown Settlement, 6:30 p.m. – A free public lecture led by historical clothing experts Jane Malcolm-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila of The Tudor Tailor and JMD & Co., a live interpretation consultancy, will explore a poor man’s guide to cutting a dash in Elizabethan England. The program will explore how diverse imported goods, including fabrics and fashions of the period, would provide its period craftsmen and traders with a range of cutting-edge merchandise and, in turn, a customer’s fitting of clothing at the tailor shop. Tailor inventories, customs records and working people’s wills will offer inspiration for this unique look into the production process of personal clothing in Elizabethan England. The lecture is part of a three-day “Tailored to a New World” historical clothing conference at Jamestown Settlement. Admission to June 8 evening lecture is free; ticket required. Tickets available here. The lecture will take place in the Robins Foundation Theater at Jamestown Settlement. For information, call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838.