The pilgrims arrived in America in 1620, which is 4 centuries ago. A lot has changed since then and we want to talk about the First , the pilgrims, and how far fashion has changed since then.

The First Thanksgiving

We all know the stories about the First Thanksgiving and the pilgrims, and we all recognize the attire worn by those early settlers like the Pilgrims. Today we’ll look at just how far fashion has come and been thankful no one (hopefully) shows up to Thanksgiving dinner dressed that way.

What the Pilgrim man wore

To start with, a Pilgrim man often wore a felt hat (with a buckle in some interpretations). The next easily noticeable accouterment is the Ruff. It looks much like the variations of ruffles and large white collars worn throughout history, mostly in paintings of royalty. This would get covered I gravy so fast, it wouldn’t be funny (ok, it would be) if worn today.

Slightly less awkward and odd is the doublet with cuffs. This is a fairly typical jacket of the time (also for quite sometime before and after the Pilgrims) and it could be compared to a