Hosiery and Knitwear: Four Centuries of Small-Scale Industry in Britain, c. 1589-2000

Woven into the Earth: Textile finds in Norse Greenland

Patterns of Fashion 4: The Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neckwear, Headwear and Accessories for Men and Women C. 1540-1660

The Rural Economy of England (The Fantastical Folly of Fashion: The English Stocking Knitting Industry, 1500-1700)

Medieval Tailor's Assistant: Making Common Garments 1200-1500

Men's and Women's Accessories of Medieval Romanesque Period - 11th - 15th Centuries Pattern by La Fleur De Lyse

14th Century Man's Accessories Pattern by Reconstructing History

14th - 17th Century Cloth Hose, Boot Hose and Netherstocks Pattern by Reconstructing History

15th Century Doublet and Hosen Pattern by Reconstructing History

Reconstructing History 1490s to 1520s Men's Doublet and Hosen Pattern

Tudor Nobleman's Shirt, Doublet, Hosen or Skivvies Pattern by Reconstructing History

This page includes chausses, hosen, stockings, socks, and related styles of legwear for men, women, and infants. The emphasis is on those illustrations which clearly demonstrate some aspect of their construction or attachment, as well as extant examples.

For websites on how to make hose in many of these styles, see these links.

SEPARATE HOSE FOR MEN (sometimes referred to as "chausses")

See the knitwear links for more knit stockings.



  • An infant's knitted sock, 16th century. (This had been on the Museum of London's website, but I can't find it there now.)
  • Conrad, aged 1 to 3 years, Schwartz Trachtenbuch, 1561