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by Tuppence
Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fur yes or no???
Replies: 67
Views: 8180

Re: Fur yes or no???

why do (apart from the obvious) traders selling authentic clothing styles sell hooded cloaks ... simple - people want to buy them, probably because they percieve them to be more practical / warmer than unhooded ones (although I don't sell them unless specifically asked for them, and even then I wil...
by Tuppence
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Votes for Women replicas
Replies: 2
Views: 1753

Re: Votes for Women replicas

very good replicas, and a company with the most bizarre stock range I've ever seen :crazy:

:D
by Tuppence
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sacks - What were they made of?
Replies: 16
Views: 4336

Re: Sacks - What were they made of?

also, which is more likely, harder wearing linen fabric, or softer and more delicate (comparatively) wool?
by Tuppence
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson
Replies: 10
Views: 3594

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

colin - well that's based on my prices, don't know what anybody else charges :D

http://www.paddedarmour.com :P
by Tuppence
Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson
Replies: 10
Views: 3594

Re: 11th - 14th Century Gambeson

tuppence on here - 2d is dark side :D


and less than double it for a decent one, not triple.
by Tuppence
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fur yes or no???
Replies: 67
Views: 8180

Re: Fur yes or no???

cloaks with hoods were around, they just aren't as heavily documented as those without (or you cannot see in the piscutres, because they're at the back. and they weren't as common as those without, but they're by no means wrong. More questionable as a female garment, but still not wrong. I'd challen...
by Tuppence
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Links and Resource Directory
Replies: 27
Views: 20742

Re: Links and Resource Directory

{mod}
Just a reminder:

PS - Purely out of politeness, I'd suggest that we please refrain from posting links to companies / websites that you have any personal links with - except as a customer of course.

{/mod}
by Tuppence
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A few questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 3417

Re: A few questions.

For 13th century you need single legged hosen that go up to roughly the top of the leg. For 15th century, it depends which bit of the fifteenth. Earlier the above type would still be ok. Later and conjoined are the classic thought, but there are nowhere near enough split hose worn by re-enactors. Hi...
by Tuppence
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to clean old metallic braids?
Replies: 10
Views: 2887

Re: How to clean old metallic braids?

do you know what the material content is?

does it contain actual gold or silver, is it really old, or the really good stuff, or or is it more modern metallised polyester stuff?
by Tuppence
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nacre buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: Nacre buttons

mother of pearl buttons - dead easy to get and cost pennies.

any decent haberdashery should have 'em.
by Tuppence
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern help!
Replies: 14
Views: 3350

Re: Pattern help!

the first method that alice said.
by Tuppence
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 28611

Re: How to tell who is a Knight.

Because most people nowadays don't wear proper well fitting armour?


well that's pretty accurate.
by Tuppence
Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Drop spinning and social status
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

Re: Drop spinning and social status

how in god's name can it be hight status?

even poor people need clothes.
by Tuppence
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: split hoes and braies
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Re: split hoes and braies

many costumers (not all) have price lists on their websites. as I'm sure you're not looking to be spoon fed (i.e. for others to do your market research work for you), you can find them through call to arms or histrenact. better, however, to work out your price yourself without reference to what anyb...
by Tuppence
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric Suppliers
Replies: 64
Views: 53195

Re: Fabric Suppliers

no 9 (or so) on the original list.

But thanks...
by Tuppence
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: best relaible helms for the price
Replies: 54
Views: 6460

Re: best relaible helms for the price

funnily enough, precisely what I thought.
by Tuppence
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fur yes or no???
Replies: 67
Views: 8180

Re: Fur yes or no???

not off hand - I tend to buy it when I see it, but will have a think.


do bear in mind that to an extent sumptuary laws were a bit of a red herring. they wouldn't have needed to be re-issued ad infinitum if everybody had obeyed them.
by Tuppence
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Royal Navy Admiral Bicorn - Where can I get one?
Replies: 16
Views: 5001

Re: Royal Navy Admiral Bicorn - Where can I get one?

Sorry, but to say that a uniform at that price 'just wouldn't be very good' is simply outrageous. Costumers and uniform makers set their own prices based on their own suppliers, their own sourcing, and (crucially for anybody who's any good) how interesting a project it is, and whether they want to d...
by Tuppence
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: History, there's quite a lot of it.
Replies: 38
Views: 4294

Re: History, there's quite a lot of it.

Happens quite a lot - things appear then go away for a while, then re-appear. Beards - long hair (for men) - hoops on tunic sleeves - silly shaped sleeves - coifs - pleated coats - bustles. One of the reasons costume research isn't as simple as some people think. Oh, and then chuck in geographical v...
by Tuppence
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fur yes or no???
Replies: 67
Views: 8180

Re: Fur yes or no???

Oh, but a *lot* of people say that fur should not be used under any circumstances, and is wrong (often while they wear their leather shoes and carry their leather bags, and buy their chicken sandwiches, etc, etc).
by Tuppence
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fur yes or no???
Replies: 67
Views: 8180

Re: Fur yes or no???

Historical accuracy speaking, yes - everybody should be using more fur, at all levels and of all types. In terms of modern use of fur (i.e. using it today, not using it on modern clothes) - that's a personal choice. I do use fur on work things I make, if the customer wants it. I have used new fur, a...
by Tuppence
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How did medieval people imagine clothing of earlier eras?
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

I saw quite a bit of Late C15 Scandinavian art when I was over in Sweden - admittedly much of it was religious - and they tended to depict soldiers in what we would see as late C15 and civvies in decidedly early C15 buuut I've also read that the Hanseatic countries were seen as being stylistically b...
by Tuppence
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How did medieval people imagine clothing of earlier eras?
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

Lots of religious art will give you a clue (the ones not using just draped fabrics). In relgious paintings, many painters showed people wearing clothing from earlier times (or what they imagined was clothing from earlier times), because what they were trying to depict happened in earlier times. Gene...
by Tuppence
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mob Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 2174

they show up in the mid - late 18th century and the first half of the 19th, offhand.

can look it up better, but the books are upstairs.

still hideous things though.
by Tuppence
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: leather coat - 15th C
Replies: 23
Views: 4041

Anything *can* be made out of lether, pretty much.

Then comes the question of whether it *should* be made out of leather, which is completely different.
by Tuppence
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Kings involved in the invasion of 1066
Replies: 22
Views: 5946

As opposed to the diluted saxon hell hole it was then.

saxons, normans - all invaders
by Tuppence
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: eating platters.
Replies: 9
Views: 2922

After dithering about which section to move this to, have moved it to general history, on the grounds you may get more replies here than in costumes.

D
by Tuppence
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Brass/copper alloy buttons.
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

sorry - toby is good - silver wyvern.
by Tuppence
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Brass/copper alloy buttons.
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

Not at the last fe as far as I know.



Best way is simply to do a bit of research and find a design you like, and have them made.
by Tuppence
Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing thread question -15th Century
Replies: 33
Views: 5919

If it works, it's fine, don't worry about it. The hitch with modern fabrics is that not all of them have threads that are sufficiently spun to ensure strength (all medieval threads will have been spun the same way and amount, whether they were for sewing or for clothmaking). Some will, so if it's wo...

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