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Sorry to be a pain to the more informed as I really should know this, but were hose lined in the 'seat' area? I've lost my Medieval Tailors Assistent otherwise I would'nt ask.

Oh and knowing how you lot can argue over the colour of the sun, answers may include yes, no or maybe :D

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Post by Alice the Huswyf »

They can be unlined if your fabric is strong enough or half-lined with a loose lining like well-tailored trousers.

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Line the 'breach', but don't stitch the bottom edge of the lining 'leg' in, so it can move up and down to allow you more movement.

Wasn't there a discussion on this in the Costume section a few weeks back?
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Post by Tuppence »

Can be lined, don't have to be.

Not that much evidence either way.

I tend not to line mine, cos the lining fabric will always behave differently to the outer, and I think it's better to simply wear a deent pair of braies.

If you do choose to line them though, don't use the same pattern as for the outer - as the fabric (even if bias cut) won't behave the same way, the lining will rip if cut the same.
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Thanks very much, and no falling out :D
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Surely the lining of hose is to prevent fallingout!
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Don't think so, my understanding is if the hose are made correctly then the bits that fall are held in the codpiece and don't fall out :D But then again i'm not a tailor.
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Post by gregory23b »

Jean Fouqet's fool in the Martyrdom of St Ursula has open hose and they are lined.

The lining has a number of functions:

to allow the outer layer to slide over it, thereby keeping the hose shape

some strengthening

absorbing sweat, again reduces cling and therefore stretch and distortion and better comfort, this matters with tight rather than loose trousers/hose.

I have both lined and unlined hose, my preference is lined, a bit more comfortable but adds a bit more bulk.
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Thanks 2d, forgot to mention they can be unlined! :oops:

It's surprising when you think about it that the arming hoes in "How a man shall be armed..." are unlined. You'd think that lining would be more appropriate if you're fighting in them. Perhaps it's to allow your harness to 'grip your leg' properly ? :?
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