This is a little bit off topic but not even that far...
I don't just follow fashion- and sewing blogs but also a couple of history ones. On the (excellent) History Blog, I found a post today which will interest many of you.
It's about a book made by a 16th century accountant with a flair for fashion and it records his outfits over his lifetime is lovely coloured images like this one.
And there is a video about the recreation of one of the outfits.
I won't go into all the details here because every thing I now know about it comes from this article, so if you find this as cool as I do, you'd better go and read that ;)