Around 1598 in the reign of Elizabeth, fashioned used 40 years previous were being revived, much the same as happened in the early 21st Century, where the reintroduction of "hippy" clothing made a comeback. In the 16th Century, it was double Ruffs. The cloak was in use among gentry, and a mandeville, like a jacket, but without the sleeves.
The early part of the Queens reign saw men wearing giant breeches, stuffed with rags and horsehair to enormous sizes, the coat worn with these was called a peascod doublet. These breeches grew so extravagant that Parliament fixed a regulation governing the maximum size of these breeches.
The women weren't far behind, they wore enormous hoops, or farthingales, with huge puffed out sleeves.
The merchant man was now dressed in plain grey with black cloak, such was the difference in stature.
Lancashire was known for eating with two pronged forks. The men were masculine, and rode and hunting much like gentlemen all over the country, but without the grace, mainly owing to the whip being carried in the left hand.
The men wore woollen garments, while the women choose silk or linen.
Lancashire Stories by Frank Hird, Published by T. C. and E. C. Jack.