A boy wearing an amice in a more contemporary fashion.

Boy with Amice

A boy wearing an amice in a more contemporary fashion.

Three examples of the medieval method of putting on the amice.

Medieval Amice

Three examples of the medieval method of putting on the amice.

A cloth, or piece of leather, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean, or defend them from injury.

Apron

A cloth, or piece of leather, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean, or defend…

An illustration of a bear dressed in shirt and pants with a giraffe and monkey watching.

Bear Dressed in Shirt & Pants with Giraffe & Monkey

An illustration of a bear dressed in shirt and pants with a giraffe and monkey watching.

That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle.

Belt

That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle.

A small piece of cloth worn by children over the chest.

Bib

A small piece of cloth worn by children over the chest.

Most boilers consist of a rotating drum called a tumbler through which heated air is circulated to evaporate the moisture from the load. The tumbler is rotated relatively fast in order to maintain space between the articles in the load.

Clothes Boiler

Most boilers consist of a rotating drum called a tumbler through which heated air is circulated to evaporate…

What a Cavalier wore.

Cavalier

What a Cavalier wore.

An average civilians attire circa 1375.

Civilian

An average civilians attire circa 1375.

An illustration of pants, vest, shirts, and socks hanging on a clothesline.

Clothes on Clothesline

An illustration of pants, vest, shirts, and socks hanging on a clothesline.

Outdoor garment worn for protection against rain, with or without cape.

Waterproof Coat

Outdoor garment worn for protection against rain, with or without cape.

In clothing, a collar is the part of a shirt, dress, coat or blouse that fastens around or frames the neck. A collar may also be a separate or detachable accessory worn around the neck.

Clothing Collar

In clothing, a collar is the part of a shirt, dress, coat or blouse that fastens around or frames the…

In the days of Doublet and Hose.

Costume

In the days of Doublet and Hose.

An illustration of a cat and dog dressed in clothes and walking with an umbrella.

Dog & Cat Dressed with Umbrella

An illustration of a cat and dog dressed in clothes and walking with an umbrella.

Doublets from varying eras.

Doublet

Doublets from varying eras.

What a Dutch person wore.

Dutch

What a Dutch person wore.

A French Dandy of 1791

French Dandy

A French Dandy of 1791

Costume of a French gentleman from the French colonists.

French Gentleman

Costume of a French gentleman from the French colonists.

Costume of a French lady from the French colonists.

French Lady

Costume of a French lady from the French colonists.

What a man during the French Revolution wore.

French Revolutionary

What a man during the French Revolution wore.

Costume of a French trapper.

French Trapper

Costume of a French trapper.

This is a primitive clothes holder that fits around either male or female torso. The primary purpose of clothing is functional, as a protection from the elements. Clothes also enhance safety during hazardous activities such as hiking and cooking, by providing a barrier between the skin and the environment.

Garment Supporter

This is a primitive clothes holder that fits around either male or female torso. The primary purpose…

An article of clothing.

Female Garment

An article of clothing.

Examples of medieval attire.

Garments

Examples of medieval attire.

What a man during reign under the Georges wore.

Georges

What a man during reign under the Georges wore.

An illustration of a young girl walking through the snow dressed in winter clothing.

Girl Dressed in Winter Clothes

An illustration of a young girl walking through the snow dressed in winter clothing.

An illustration of two young girls in fancy dresses and large hats.

Two Girls in Fancy Dresses

An illustration of two young girls in fancy dresses and large hats.

This is a pin featuring a protective guard end to prevent accidental puncture.

Pin Guard

This is a pin featuring a protective guard end to prevent accidental puncture.

This is a clothes hook, a stationary mechanical implement were clothes are hung from.

Clothes Hook

This is a clothes hook, a stationary mechanical implement were clothes are hung from.

An illustration of King Charles wearing a rather large neck tie.

King Charles

An illustration of King Charles wearing a rather large neck tie.

"Lancelot du Lac, c. 1360. From Viollet-le-Duc." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Lancelot du Lac

"Lancelot du Lac, c. 1360. From Viollet-le-Duc." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

An illustration of a man and woman standing in typical Roman clothing. Clothing in ancient Rome generally consisted of the toga, the stola, brooches for these, and breeches. The toga, a distinctive garment of Ancient Rome, was a sash of perhaps twenty feet (6 meters) in length which was wrapped around the body and was generally worn over a tunic. The stola was the traditional garment of Roman women, corresponding to the toga that was worn by men. In ancient Rome, it was considered disgraceful for a woman to wear a toga; wearing the male garment was associated with prostitution. The stola was a long, pleated dress, worn over a tunic. A brooch (also known in ancient times as a fibula) is a decorative jewelry item designed to be attached to garments. It is usually made of metal, often silver or gold but sometimes bronze or some other material.

Man and Woman in Roman Clothing

An illustration of a man and woman standing in typical Roman clothing. Clothing in ancient Rome generally…

An illustration of an adult male in Army dress uniform.

Man in Army Dress Uniform

An illustration of an adult male in Army dress uniform.

An illustration of a man wearing a new coat with the old coat hanging next to him.

Man Wearing New Coat

An illustration of a man wearing a new coat with the old coat hanging next to him.

An illustration of a mantle, a type of loose garment usually worn over indoor clothing to serve the same purpose as an overcoat, on a guard.

Mantle

An illustration of a mantle, a type of loose garment usually worn over indoor clothing to serve the…

An illustration of a boy wearing a Native American costume and headdress.

Native American Boy with Headdress

An illustration of a boy wearing a Native American costume and headdress.

This is a decorative fabric used under the collar forming a small bow.

Costume Necktie

This is a decorative fabric used under the collar forming a small bow.

"The <em>palla</em>, as well as the <em>pallium</em> and <em>palliolum</em>, was always a rectangular piece of cloth, exactly, or, at least, nearly square. It was, indeed, used in the very form in which it was taken from the loom, being made entirely by the weaver. Among the Greeks and Romans the most common material for the <em>palla</em> was wool. It was often folded about the body simply with a view to defend it from cold, and without any regard to gracefulness of appearance, as in the following cut, taken from an ancient intaglio." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Palla

"The palla, as well as the pallium and palliolum, was always a rectangular…

What a man during Queen Anne's reign wore.

Queen Anne's Reign

What a man during Queen Anne's reign wore.

An illustration of two men dressed in Renaissance clothing.

Renaissance Men

An illustration of two men dressed in Renaissance clothing.

What a Roundhead wore.

Roundhead

What a Roundhead wore.

A loose garment of linen, cotton, or other material worn by men and boys next the body.

Shirt

A loose garment of linen, cotton, or other material worn by men and boys next the body.

Leather shoe.

Shoe

Leather shoe.

A finished shoe.

Shoe

A finished shoe.

An illustration of army sleeve insignia placement.

Sleeve Insignia Placement

An illustration of army sleeve insignia placement.

Cut the sleeve protectors from the pattern. Beginning at the center of the bottom and holding the wrong side of the cloth next to you, baste the edge of the sleeve protector to the line running through the middle of the tape. Make a tiny pleat in the tape at each corner so that when doubled over it will round the corners smoothly. Join the ends of the tape by folding back both ends and overhanging them together on the wrong side. Hem the tape down on the right side.

Sleeve Protector

Cut the sleeve protectors from the pattern. Beginning at the center of the bottom and holding the wrong…

An illustration of a long sleeve.

Long Sleeve

An illustration of a long sleeve.

"Fracture of the leg: Apply two splints, one on the outside, the other on the inside of the limb. When nothing better can be had, support may be given by a roll of clothing and two sticks." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Leg splints

"Fracture of the leg: Apply two splints, one on the outside, the other on the inside of the limb. When…

The garment extender is used to stretch and size tubular portions of garments. The extender comprises three longitudinal bars, namely a first side bar, an intermediate bar, and a second side bar. The first side bar and the intermediate bar are fixedly spaced and secured to each other by vertically spaced cross bars.

Garment Stretcher

The garment extender is used to stretch and size tubular portions of garments. The extender comprises…

Tight fitting garment worn for swimming

Bathing Suit

Tight fitting garment worn for swimming

A weighted and hermetically sealed garment supplied with air; worn by underwater divers.

Diving Suit

A weighted and hermetically sealed garment supplied with air; worn by underwater divers.

Costume of the Swedes in Colonial America.

Swedes

Costume of the Swedes in Colonial America.

A common item of men's clothing during the Middle Ages. It is a short coat with short sleeves or shoulder pieces.

Tabard

A common item of men's clothing during the Middle Ages. It is a short coat with short sleeves or shoulder…

An illustration of a tortoise with a top hat and an umbrella.

Tortoise with Top Hat & Umbrella

An illustration of a tortoise with a top hat and an umbrella.

A clothes washer, or washer, is a machine designed to wash laundry, such as clothing, towels, and sheets. The term is mostly applied only to machines that use water as the primary cleaning solution, as opposed to dry cleaning.

Washing Machine

A clothes washer, or washer, is a machine designed to wash laundry, such as clothing, towels, and sheets.…

A shadow of a woman sitting in a chair knitting a sock.

Shadow of a Woman Knitting

A shadow of a woman sitting in a chair knitting a sock.

An illustration of a woman mending clothing while sitting in a chair with a kitten playing underneath.

Woman Mending Clothing While Sitting in a Chair

An illustration of a woman mending clothing while sitting in a chair with a kitten playing underneath.

An illustration of a woman sewing clothes while sitting in a chair.

Woman Sewing Clothes in Chair

An illustration of a woman sewing clothes while sitting in a chair.