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by Gwen
Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 5033

Hi Vicky- As I recall the cap I bought was called a "Warwick", and now that I think about it it was shaped rather like a bowler. The hat I got from Leah was an acorn shape. Jeff is pretty fussy about his hats- we were going for the style you see in Rene; Jeff didn't like the Kirstie hat because he t...
by Gwen
Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 5033

Sorry if my post sounded confrontational g23b, I'm not accusing you of anything! You know me so know I hope you know it's just the way I write! :oops: I bought a knitted cap of Kirstie Buckland and it's so felted, thick and stiff that it's difficult to tell that it's not just felted wool. I commissi...
by Gwen
Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The evolution of tunics to doublets and related issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2765

guthrie I think the point is that those who can afford to do so buy new clothes frequently to keep up with current fashion, to have something new to wear, etc. I'd be hard pressed to believe that Edward could have possibly worn out 13 doublets in 6 months, any more than Tony Blair could wear out 13 ...
by Gwen
Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The evolution of tunics to doublets and related issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2765

I think some of your question guthrie, can be answered by the status of the person in question. In the 15th C. (which is mostly what I know about), there was a thriving trade in used clothing. Clothes were sold and resold down the line, so those at the bottom and poorest would be buying the most tat...
by Gwen
Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 5033

Why would there be only one way to make a hat? It's possible to get this shape any number of ways, maybe some were knitted, some stitched of woven cloth, some felted.

Gwen

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