Full Breeches of Ernst Casimir I, anonymous, in or before 1632
Once owned by the Frisian stadholder Ernst Casimir, these breeches are full, in keeping with early 17thcentury fashion. The braids at the side seams – coils of silver thread – were popular and recall the then popular ‘Poolse’ (Polish) jackets. The iron hooks on the waistband attached the breeches to a doublet. The fly closed with buttons and buttonholes – this seems normal now, but at the time it was a rarity.