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by steve stanley
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading abroad, what Euro/£ conversion to use
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Re: Trading abroad, what Euro/£ conversion to use

Round it up to a full Euro....Easier for all & the expenses need covering!
by steve stanley
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Early Tudor
Replies: 15
Views: 3738

Re: Early Tudor

Rather nice...... :)
by steve stanley
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13000

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

Tod wrote:Too low status :wink:


Bloated plutocrat oppressor of the prolitariat........ :D
by steve stanley
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13000

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

Other option is a skull-cap under a bonnet?
by steve stanley
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 11125

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

http://www.concentric.net/~rowenna/WIRp ... pline.html should make all plain...Before I got a woven one,I use an old belt with rope let through either end
by steve stanley
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 11125

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

Based on stuff we've done...If possible,spare footwear is a MUST....I aim for three pairs of mocassins...one on and two in pack. Pack baskets tempt you into carrying more than you should...My spare/repair stuff & food is rolled up in a canvas bag in my blanket roll..OK,I use a native-style tumpl...
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 11125

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

We came close at a training event last year.....chipping the ice off the blankets was ...different :D ....
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 11125

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

Looks MARVELLOUS!...Type of thing I'd love to do in my 1750's kit......
by steve stanley
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 50584

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

But Paris from E.Midlands is also cheap........ :) Yes,it's a strange one that coat..The whole front goes across like an early 16thcent doublet....And there's decorative stitching round the edges.....It's also pretty short..I tend to agree it's for foot use...Sadly it's displayed with an unassociate...
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 50584

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

For those who can't get to the Imperial armoury at Graz,Les Invalides has some nice 17thcent stuff...Including a sleeveless buff coat with a wrap-over front...........
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: camp kit
Replies: 8
Views: 4396

Re: camp kit

Do they have any in the Musee d'Armee?....I shall be there on Friday.

Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Jack Absolute
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Re: Jack Absolute

Yeah..Vlad was fascinating in a dark way..There are two in the French Executioner series...The bloke certainly does varied research!
by steve stanley
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Jack Absolute
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Re: Jack Absolute

Very good reads!........Can't wait for a fourth....... :)..Third is Absolute Honour and has lots of Jacobites......
by steve stanley
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19713

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

But they really thought it was great research...........
by steve stanley
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19713

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Andy R wrote:

Myself I am looking for information to prove that Norse Gael highlanders has horned bonnets :thumbup:


..To go with the Irish Piquet's shields.....?
by steve stanley
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wambuis van 'zwartsaaijen' in the Rijkmusuem
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Re: Wambuis van 'zwartsaaijen' in the Rijkmusuem

Shadowcat wrote:Is everyone sure it is actually a man's jacket? With the less than ideal provenance it could be a woman's jacket, I'd have thought.

S.


You could well be right..........
by steve stanley
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wambuis van 'zwartsaaijen' in the Rijkmusuem
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Re: Wambuis van 'zwartsaaijen' in the Rijkmusuem

IF.....the date is right,it could be the 'missing link'....We know short jackets were worn by labourers and sailors in the 18thcent.....there's been an assumption that they were used from the introduction of the long coat in the 1660's...but without examples.....If it wasn't for the fancy cuffs,I wo...
by steve stanley
Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19713

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

.....Which is a good way to be....Bright's(I think) were ok with their Strathbogie look for Lanark the other year...?
Yes,it's becoming just like a pub conversation........ :)
by steve stanley
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19713

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Hi Neil, I quite agree with you culturally...But if those guys were in a normal regiment...?
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Leather bucklers
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Re: Leather bucklers

Was that the arms and armour in Tudor and Stuart London one?...Still got my copy....Sounds good to me
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19713

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Must admit I've never thought of the Gordons et al as 'Highland' (in terms of dress)for 1640's..........
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19713

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

I've always been under the impression that Highland-raised regiments,(as opposed to Clan regiments) looked much the same as other Scots regiments.........?
by steve stanley
Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: General Carleton Cap
Replies: 11
Views: 2088

Re: General Carleton Cap

Nearly worth developing a 1785 character for............ :)
by steve stanley
Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Donington le Heath
Replies: 10
Views: 2972

Re: Donington le Heath

If around,We may pop over.....It's only about 20 mins away......
by steve stanley
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Donington le Heath
Replies: 10
Views: 2972

Re: Donington le Heath

THAT is a useful bit of info...Ta!

Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: camp kit
Replies: 8
Views: 4396

Re: camp kit

We've just gone the tin camp kettle route,after using our 17thcent cast-iron for years(which is probably wrong for C17 as well....)

Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Used clothing in the 18th century
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

Re: Used clothing in the 18th century

Without fighting through,I'm sure it's in 'Dress of the People'...As for Colonial stuff...This has been discussed on some US forums and no evidence was found to support it.........

Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick (1581) - Plates
Replies: 7
Views: 3854

Re: The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick (1581) - Plates

If anyone wants larger hard copy,they're in the Osprey 'Irish Wars'
by steve stanley
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: B&Bs for the new ILHF location
Replies: 16
Views: 2627

Re: B&Bs for the new ILHF location

That'll be Wigston........
by steve stanley
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: B&Bs for the new ILHF location
Replies: 16
Views: 2627

Re: B&Bs for the new ILHF location

Jackie Phillips wrote:We're staying at the Narborough Arms about 6 miles away. It's about halfway between the venue and the curry house too. It's nothing special as far as I can see, but it's cheap-ish and being a pub has beer and food.

Jackie


About sums it up! :D

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