About this object

  • ID:

    53.101/1b

  • Production date:

    1600-1700

  • Location:

    In Store

  • Extremely rare survival of a shirt and breeches, called slops, as worn by sailors from the late 16th through to the 18th centuries. This unique set of loose, practical sailor’s clothing reveals life aboard ship. They are made of very strong linen to endure the hard, rough work. There is tar across the front from hauling ropes. The breeches are heavily mended and patched, which the sailor would have done himself.

  • Measurements

    W 610 mm; L 777 mm (max)

  • Materials

    linen; cotton

  • Last Updated

    2017-07-14

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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