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by Dathi
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: odd 16th Century Hat
Replies: 22
Views: 1653

odd 16th Century Hat

In one of the John Derrick Woodcuts from the collection "The Image of Irelande" dated 1581 is a rather natty hatted drummer, on the left as seen here http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/about/bgallery/Gallery/researchcoll/pages/bg0059_jpg.htm Does anyone know anything about this style..? It does like ...
by Dathi
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 7528

Pockets were part of 17th Century breeches in a big way. I doubt any Government contractor would have submitted a costing for breeches with 6 buttons and 2 leather pockets in 1644 if they weren't an expected part of the item! And give any man legwear with pockets he will stick his hands in them, if ...
by Dathi
Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Isle of Wight 1643
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Try Stuart Peachy's excellant and never ending Opus on regiments in the West Countries. Apart from that. Down south is all southern to me!
by Dathi
Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre (British)
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

1796 Light Cavalry Sabre (British)

What/Where/Who is the best source for 1796 Light Cavavlry sabres, suitable for training in sabre with? That is to say, the right weight-ish, the right balance-ish. There's no intention, yet to bash seven bells of s**te out of each other, it's mostly solo drills and single stick, but one day.....when...
by Dathi
Wed May 10, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bill armed men
Replies: 9
Views: 2125

New model Army and Scotland

There are references to pikemen being issued with Halberds and bills in Scotland during the ocupation in the 1650's. If I remember rightly this was for something like hot pursuits of badly behaved skirt wearers....
by Dathi
Fri May 05, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Picture of surviving Arming Doublet
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Adam Are you trying to hunt down 16th Centry arming doublets? Because as far as I can tell, there aren't any surviving used 16th Century Arming Doublets. The Royal Scottish Museum has a 1560's example, examined in Jnaet Arnold;'s book "Patterns of fashion, 1560-1620" which I know have 2 colour photo...
by Dathi
Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: You Want How Much ? !!!
Replies: 107
Views: 20262

From another angle

As a buyer of clothing and goods from Traders I thought I'd throw my penny in. On labour costs. I have a number of different rates for my body, depending on where I'm working. When I throw green (or Brown) on and take one of Toney Bliar free holidays I'm paid about £90 a day, with that I get free fo...
by Dathi
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 2 Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2399

Bone questions again!

Beaver Felt. I'm guessing it has a different appearance to wool felt?
by Dathi
Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What is wrong with the film, The Patriot?
Replies: 42
Views: 6319

I seem to recall reading/hearing somewhere that the reason Hollywood uses English actors to play badies is that English Actors can act. I'd comment on Kneau Reeves in "Much ado about Nothing" or whatever it's called, where Keanu Reeves was successfully outacted by a chair,a table and a wall. But I c...
by Dathi
Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Knitted stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 2390

Just in case anyone wants to go ouch! I found these, a piar of knitted Boot hose from the 1640's, and asked the V&A for some more details http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/knitting/objects/object.php?action=previous&id=15&hits=66&page=3&pages=6&object_type=&country...
by Dathi
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Knitted stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 2390

Let me know.....
by Dathi
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Knitted stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 2390

Knitted stockings

Can anyone comment on the pattern shown here for 17th Century knitted hose? Any good? crap?

http://www.dabbler.com/ndlwrk/stocking.html

Also any advice on materials to use for fine gauge stockings in silk, linen and wool
by Dathi
Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Great Start Up debate
Replies: 42
Views: 17699

Well....All the definations I've seen tend to run along the lines of a straight sword with 2 edges on a narrow blade and give various german or french roots....
by Dathi
Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best of the Rest
Replies: 18
Views: 4285

Nigel wrote:She is having one of her sleep pattern problems

Alos building a nice new web site

expounding the wonders of me no doubt


Does she need to? Surely your majestic presence does that for you?
by Dathi
Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 12 Apostles
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Full source...This I've got to see!

Bloody Hell! Is My other thought!
by Dathi
Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Great Start Up debate
Replies: 42
Views: 17699

Foxe.. Join Col.Valentine Walton's if you miss ECW reenactment. We love you wearing civi doublets under your coat. In fact we encourge you to go and buy one! Good old Monk refers to good, stiff, tucks in his Drill book, published post Restoration but written during his time in the Stalag, thro he di...
by Dathi
Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 2 Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2399

Beaver fur..Hmm...tempting but I have a nasty feeling it's too far down the process chain to be of much use.

Sally..

Do you know any one from such a group AND a pattern that I could ask?
by Dathi
Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Historical European martial arts extravaganza in Dijon!
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

b**ger!!!!! Wrong dates.....! Life...I hate you!
by Dathi
Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 2 Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2399

2 Questions

Only the 2 questions....

Beaver Felt Hats. Outside the USA, is there anyone somewha closer ho can do beaver felt has for 17th Century wear.

Posh stockings. Is there anyone who can do posh, nice, knitted stocking for posh wear for an Officer for mid 17th Century?
by Dathi
Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Great Start Up debate
Replies: 42
Views: 17699

Start ups

Lets add a few points. In the main, organised and supported armies, the Earl of Essex's, the Earl of Manchester's and Sir Thomas Fairfax's New Modelled Army shoes were bought and issued to soldiers. Sir William Waller's army was a mess of Western Association Regiments, London Trained Band regiments ...
by Dathi
Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Real fur trading
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Elk Hide?

Any chance of some Elk hide and various other leather hides for buff coats and the like?
by Dathi
Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Deer Skin
Replies: 9
Views: 2473

Various points

I could be being a muppet but I may be thinking of Elk....It's a big deer if you just eat the damm things!

Camel hide....thats worrying..

I'm popping up to have a look at the Poles in Feb so I'll ask....
by Dathi
Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Deer Skin
Replies: 9
Views: 2473

Deer Skin

Does anyone know where I can get very good quality deer skin to make a 17th Century buff coat from?
by Dathi
Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arming Doublet
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Source

Grymm

The bloke at the Pitt Musuem havinga bit of a bother finding the item. Can you add any details to help?
by Dathi
Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arming Doublet
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Source

Grymm

Thanks for that.....I'll give them a shout see if they have any details |I can read thro. I'n Northern so it's a bit hard to pop in!

David
by Dathi
Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arming Doublet
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Debs

Try this It's a tiny jpeg but should give just enough detail. If needed I can buy a larger copy from the NPG
by Dathi
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arming Doublet
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Hey up

Hello Nigel


Just thought I'd scare you....


Some nitwit put my name forward to the Promotions board last summer and I've now got to use all my "Buy MORE new kit money" to the "Buy Mess Dress quickly fund"......B*sterds!


Hey Ho!


Hows you and Debs?
by Dathi
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arming Doublet
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

I need to unclutter my cluttered life, pop up and sort out a fiting and whilst I'm at it chat to Debs....! Is a weekend (Saturday) any good? I'm free this weekend but not the next. I should have guessed and just emailed Debs direct! I've been chatting to David Edge at the Wallace and GDFB about 16th...
by Dathi
Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arming Doublet
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Arming Doublet

In the National Portrait Gallery is apicture of Sir Richard Bingham, NPG 3793, at http://www.cogapp2.com/NPGHome/live/search/portrait.asp?LinkID=mp00421&rNo=0&role=sit. The picture shows him wearing some kind of arming doublet with, I think, mail sleeves and upper body. Am I right in thinkin...

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