• Historical Clothing
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By Crusader1307

Designed to be worn over a Doublet, The Jerkin was a short, close fitting jacket seen in the 16th and 17th Centuries. They were made of heavy cloth, linen or leather. In cheaper versions, animal hide was also used. Not as readily adopted by Nobility (but versions were used), it was more popular with the Commoner. The Jerkin was also incorporated into many European Armies as part of a soldiers wardrobe.