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by Dathi
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Bandoliers of charge
Replies: 15
Views: 3774

Calivers

As far as I know, by the 1570's the caliver was always paired with flask and touch box. Only the musket armed shot were issued bandoliers .]

At least, as far as England goes.
by Dathi
Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dress
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Dress

No.10 or No.11..?
by Dathi
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather armour 1600-1620, Sweden
Replies: 17
Views: 5855

But most importantly NOT made up. If it's stock images then they are based on images that people would accept as real. Having a copy of a cracking dutch book covering the Dutch Civic Guard paintings I say it looks very little like the Dutch groups in the quality of dress. It is circumstantial and p...
by Dathi
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather armour 1600-1620, Sweden
Replies: 17
Views: 5855

So an Anglo Dutch painter paints a scene purporting to show Swedish troops in action in the 1630s. The clothing is (very) similar to Dutch Civic Guard. Palamedes Palamedesz has reputation for Cavalry and military encampments. Like most painters from Delph he used stock elements in the composition o...
by Dathi
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather armour 1600-1620, Sweden
Replies: 17
Views: 5855

Buff coat

Thought that would tease you. The nearest figure. What is he wearing? It does look like it could be a buff coat over a shirt under armour. Or maybe there's a shoulder wing just visable, in which case it's a doublet under a thick sleevesless coat in a buff colour under armour with tassets. The 4th fi...
by Dathi
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor project diary etc
Replies: 14
Views: 3719

Tudor Gown

Damm, you look good there... :D
by Dathi
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dress
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Dress

Doh!
by Dathi
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather armour 1600-1620, Sweden
Replies: 17
Views: 5855

Painting

The snappy title is "'battle between imperial and Swedish troops' (Palamedes Palamedesz)" roughly 1630 'battle between imperial and Swedish troops' (Palamedes Palamedesz) http://www.flickr.com/photos/roelipilami/2143498493/sizes/l/in/set-72157603325963415/ Notice the pikeman in the front at "Charge ...
by Dathi
Sun May 31, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather armour 1600-1620, Sweden
Replies: 17
Views: 5855

I thought the Swedish campaigns in Russia ended in March 1617 with the treaty of Stolbowa / Stolbova. That allowed Sweden to start leaning on Europe in 1618 for the beginning of the 30 Years war. Vams, leather jerkins or buff coats call them what you will seem to come into existence in the 1610s & ...
by Dathi
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for a UK supplier of venetian red wool fabric
Replies: 8
Views: 1603

Coats

Try here

http://www.fairfax.org.uk/MAIN/Resource ... sindex.htm

Not exactly Venetian Red.....

The Venetian Red link may come the the 1649 contracts which actually say "Venice Colour Red"
by Dathi
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: doublets
Replies: 27
Views: 4291

Thanks, but I'm still getting my head around things - so you would be expected to wear a jerkin over your doublet? Even when working? Yes. It's either to keep you warm, or protect the doublet, and you, from damage. I'd suspect frieze or leather rather than russet. Russet is a lighter fabric than fr...
by Dathi
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 8927

Muster of Cookedale and Ryddesdaile. [Nov. 24.] General view and muster of the light horsemen in Cookedaile ward and Ryddesdaile in the Middle Marches of England in the county of Northumberland, taken at Abberwick edge by Francis Slingsby, Henry Anderson and Nicholas Forster esquires, commissioners,...
by Dathi
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: doublets
Replies: 27
Views: 4291

Ruth Goodmn can get it from Egypt but would have to be a special order and is pricey. I have found linen/cotton canvas that is genuinely linen one way and cotton the other, only in half basket or basket weave (that is 1:2 or 2:2 tabby for those that don't know). I have also found, in the past, odd ...
by Dathi
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: doublets
Replies: 27
Views: 4291

Hraefn wrote:Anyone else?
Off the top of my head...Nope.....I think one of the various State side sources "may" do fustian but don't quote me on this!
by Dathi
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: doublets
Replies: 27
Views: 4291

16th Century doublets

I must admit I started digging thro inventories for the late 16th century and onwards as a result of poring over "Clothes of the Common Man" (or whatever it's called) and wool doublets were so infrequent as to be invisable. Linen canvas, sackcloth, fustian, leather, worsted, chamlet, silk, satin, an...
by Dathi
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan breeches / hose
Replies: 3
Views: 2612

16th Century breeches

I would tend to go for ventians for lower classes from the 1580's onwards. ALL the contracts to issue clothing to those lucky chaps encourged to volunter for a tour of most of Europe in the service of Queen and Country get ventians issued. Look at the Lant Roll of the procession for the burial of Si...
by Dathi
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 18913

Costunes

Are you sure that site is a good idea?

As I'm not sure this will catch on in the UK

http://www.costumerating.com/index.php?i=10
by Dathi
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 18913

On the same roll....kit that never gets cleaned/washed/maintained on the grounds that it 'looks better'..They had to live & work with this stuff!!! Empty snapsacks...See German Breadbags. Victorian-style tankards hanging off the belts of 17thcent soldiers. Inappropriate Beards........They are NOT c...
by Dathi
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 18913

Since I'm on a roll. People with unrepaired holes in their clothes, particularly along the stress lines. Clothes were valuable, I'm sure you would try to repair them (particularly at weak points) beofre they got worse no matter how bad the cobbling would be. On the same roll....kit that never gets ...
by Dathi
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 18913

NO - but it was a good guess, wasn't it? Why do you think I was selling off men's Norman boots? Eyemo - I get the gun position - but why EMPTY german bread bags? Cos it's for carrying food in, quite a bit of food. Any soldier doesn't like carrying dead weight, so an empty bread bag is both annoying...
by Dathi
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 22968

Not that long ago, even site labourers wore jackets, being dressed for work is a common and well founded principle, regardless of class. They did on the odd occasion they were photographed. but did they really wear it labouring in the hot sun, when it was uncomfortable and hot and an expensive garm...
by Dathi
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Early Buff coat reference
Replies: 0
Views: 782

Early Buff coat reference

Spooted this in an HMC report, looks like the earliest reference I've yet seen to buff coats being worn by House in the 17th Century. Hakgobuziers or Dragons [1605, temp. James I.] Warrant, directed by Sir George Moor of Loseley House co. Surrey to the High Constables of the Hundred of Farnham; Comm...
by Dathi
Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 17th cent. collar
Replies: 6
Views: 1650

Nice

I'm sure that counts as teasing the client........ :)
by Dathi
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Interesting Deposition
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Interesting Deposition

Found this deposition in the HMC report on the Manuscripts of the Marquis of Salisbury Part XI, 1906. This relates to the abortive attempt by the 2nd Earl of Essex to start an uprising against Elizabeth I 1600-1, Feb. 8.—Christopher Gamble examined saith that he dwelleth in the Old Change over again...
by Dathi
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Don't mention the war...
Replies: 48
Views: 6494

Thanks, once again people here restore my sanity, what little of it remains. I didn't think I was being too outrageous in dressing a child in kit that my own boy wears quite happily. I will probably not be asked back to that school, but as they haven't paid me yet (from July) , due to an "oversight...
by Dathi
Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New chapters of Schola Gladiatoria
Replies: 28
Views: 3515

Matt Easton wrote: In addition, a new chapter will be opening soon near Hull.
I'm being bracketed slowly....next shot should be just close enough to get to!
by Dathi
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 30560

Billman

As far as I'm aware, from 16th Century sources, "Billman" is being used as a description of a Troop type in the 1570's, try looking through The Lancashire Lieutenancy Under the Tudors and Stuart here http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=TkYJAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Lancashire+Lord+Lieutenant&as...
by Dathi
Tue May 27, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 17th Century Tailor's bills
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Merlon. wrote:Sorry Dave the URL does not work
should it be http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hGoNAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA425&dq=black+cassack#PPA424,M1?


Yes... I cropped the URL in pasting..... Doh!
by Dathi
Tue May 27, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 17th Century Tailor's bills
Replies: 4
Views: 744

17th Century Tailor's bills

if you know any Costume researchers then point them at this m It's a record of Sir George Chatsworth's trip as "Ambassr Extraordinarie unto our good sister, the Infanta Archduchess of Austria, to condole for ye decease of or late good brother ye Archduke of Austria," in 1621. What's intere...
by Dathi
Fri May 23, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Early 17th century shirts
Replies: 5
Views: 2602

Early 17th century shirts

I'm having a bit of a puzzler here. There is supposedly a late 16th Centry/early 17th Century shirt in the Metropolitan Museumof Art in New York that has an attached collar, in the snese of the Falling band, the bit that goes over your doublet's collar. I've also seen a number of pictures, like this...