Arbues is the faithful servant of the baker in "The Baker of
Madrigal." We can tell that he is more than a servant and has
been a man of great military experience. He is down to earth,
loyal and capable. I chose to dress him in the style of a Spanish
soldier and the colors of camouflage. His costume needs to
express his dignity and his experience in the world.
Historical Model /Inspiration
This costume was inspired by the illustration of a Spaniard in 1579
(Figure 247) in Janet
Arnold's Patterns of Fashion. The short cape and the hat
design were also inspired by the historical re-enactors page of Calderon's Company.