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The stiff, pleated ruff of the Renaissance became soft, falling bands with matching cuffs during the Cavalier period.

 

  Henrietta Maria and the dwarf, Sir Jeffrey Hudson

                                         Anthony van Dyck, 1633.

 

C O L L A R S  &  C U F F S

“The Fashion wears out more apparel than the man.”

 

              Much Ado About Nothing, Act III, Scene III.

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