clothing from the wreck of General Carleton are called slops. purchased by the ship's purser or steward for issue and/or sale to the crew. Slops were issued to crew members recruited by force who did not have suitable clothes or when the crew members’ own clothes were damaged. Seamen wore functional garments. the jackets did not have tails, which could easily get entangled during climbing ropes and masts. Wide slits in trouser legs and sleeves made it easier to roll them up.
These clothes were worn by members of the Sture family when they were gruesomely murdered on the eve of the Holy Trinity on May 24th, 1567. King Erik XIV, in a fit of paranoid mental confusion, together with his henchmen, murdered some of the foremost nobility of the realm. The jacket on the left, worn by Count Stenson Sture, is made of black silk velvet. The jacket on the right, worn by Nils Sture, is made of leather with distinct stab marks from the muder weapon.