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Tudor suppliers

Postby BagpussIV » Wed May 07, 2008 9:58 pm

Hello everyone. This is my first year of serious re-enactment and I am looking for a reliable supplier/advisor of acurate Tudor clothing for myself and my 12yo daughter. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Postby Sophia » Wed May 07, 2008 10:22 pm

You could try any of the following (in no particular order) though if you need it for this season you may have trouble getting it in time:

Annie the Pedlar who is also a Kentwell person

Deborah Lough who posts on here as Tuppence.

Ginni at Chimera

Alternatively if you want to try making them yourself then you can buy an excellent book and good patterns from The Tudor Tailor.

Your next fabric and haberdashery shopping opportunities are the Snailwell Medieval Fayre and Historical Market at Sacrewell Farm.

If you are a new Kentwellie then ask for help on the Kentwellies forum as there are participants who make costume/help out newbies.

Hope this is helpful,

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Postby Phil the Grips » Wed May 07, 2008 10:24 pm

Sophia wrote:Deborah Lough who posts on here as Tuppence.

Debs made my Tudor rig- highly recommended
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Postby BagpussIV » Wed May 07, 2008 10:45 pm

Thankyou very much for the list, that's a great help :D

Love the outfit Phil!



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Postby Phil the Grips » Wed May 07, 2008 10:48 pm

All down to Debs, not me- that's only half of what I normally wear but Debs wanted a clear shot of her work :)


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Postby Nigel » Thu May 08, 2008 9:37 am

and exactly how large were the brreches :D


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Postby Mad Mab » Thu May 08, 2008 11:19 am

sally wrote:I do knit stockings and caps that have been well recieved by the Tudor types


And lovely stockings and caps they are too! :D
Fantastic when wandering about in the snow wondering why everyone else is shivering.....


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Postby Tuppence » Thu May 08, 2008 12:01 pm

and exactly how large were the brreches


well, in terms of width they have approx 12 linear yards of fabric (not including waistband, codpiece and canions, or linings).


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Postby lucy the tudor » Thu May 08, 2008 12:41 pm

And they look fantastic for it, but Phil, stand up straight man and do them justice!!!!!
(shyness for photos is understandable, but when you spend money and time to look good in kit, and you know the camera is there (safety clause ) then tall and proud lad, tall and proud)
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Postby Phil the Grips » Thu May 08, 2008 1:44 pm

Re Stooping:Never known to be shy in kit! I had entered the Mr Darcy contest, had done a lesson on C18th backsword, then done a day as a Norman, including fight, then put this rig on and stood around for an hour- all on a very very hot day- was somewhat knackered! Plus I hadn't enough points for it all so was also trying to stop it all falling down!

BTW the stockings I am wearing in that shot, under the boots, are by sally- also recommended.


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Postby lucy the tudor » Thu May 08, 2008 3:50 pm

Exhaustion is an acceptable reason, I apologise. :oops:
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Postby lucy the tudor » Thu May 08, 2008 3:53 pm

ps. How did you do in the Mr Darcy competition?
And how come I never go to events where they hold such blatantly exploitative and sexist events?
Sounds good to me...as long as they don't hold the womens version- I would be mistaken for a chap ( have no discernible chest without a very tight bodice)
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Postby Phil the Grips » Thu May 08, 2008 4:34 pm

I won- naturally.


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Postby lucy the tudor » Thu May 08, 2008 6:57 pm

so.






of course..





I have to ask...






Did anyone take pictures of the competition....







after you all emerged from the lake??????










just asking :?


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Postby Nigel » Thu May 08, 2008 8:08 pm

He won cos he was the only one who rocked up he hasd however,made a massive effort

Pic stooping may have been my crap photography

Fabric is Hainsworths so very heavy ( and a joy to hand pleat according to Debs) and the suit filled my bergan when I transported it North mainly the breeches . Suit based on one in Janet Arnold Trunk hose from Grimsthorpe and Drummond castle trust and doublet from Hever Castle now in the museums of Scotland which is exactly the same size as Phil :D :D

Have I mentione DEBS Likes doing Tudor stuff


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Postby Tuppence » Thu May 08, 2008 10:36 pm

and a joy to hand pleat according to Debs


Oh yes (sarcasm alert) a joy to heavily pleat... and it wasn't even the heavy stuff

The original trousers were the same size as Phil, almost exactly, the doublet needed some thought :D


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Postby Phil the Grips » Fri May 09, 2008 4:00 am

I should add that the codpiece is now augmented with some very fine (in both senses) braid by Lucy the Tudor- and a rather dashing single pearl on the very tip :twisted:

It was also shown in a recent edition of The Chap magazine...


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Postby lucy the tudor » Fri May 09, 2008 7:34 am

A pearl? erm :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: brave, accurate and very cheeky but brave.Mayhap it will be seen in She or Cosmopolitan next?
Thank you for your compliments about the braid too.
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Postby m300572 » Fri May 09, 2008 12:10 pm

Nigel wrote:and exactly how large were the brreches :D


Border Reiver breeks so large enough to hide a small herd of stolen cattle in! :lol:


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Postby Nigel » Fri May 09, 2008 1:01 pm

sure are


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Postby Phil the Grips » Fri May 09, 2008 2:56 pm

More so I can wedge in the saddle and not fall off too easily and get a soft landing if I do :)


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Postby m300572 » Fri May 09, 2008 3:28 pm

Roll up, roll up - see Phil and his amazing inflatable safety breeks in action :shock: ..... it'll draw the crowds. :lol:


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Postby Nigel » Fri May 09, 2008 3:50 pm

As long as they order I dont care

Did we mention the very reasonable price tag :D


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Postby Phil the Grips » Fri May 09, 2008 3:56 pm

Yes- extremely reasonable price tag on all the above recommendations.


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Postby Nigel » Wed May 14, 2008 1:56 pm

I think they mailed if they were the ones who needed kit for June and unfortunately we couldn't help


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Postby BagpussIV » Thu May 29, 2008 9:48 pm

I would like to say a big thank you to all of you who offered advise and contacts etc, thanks.

We've gone for the "make you own" approach and see how we get on.

The amount of time, skill and attention to detail that goes into the outfits we were offered is astounding, we know where to come next time :D

Once again thanks to you all :D



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Postby Jenn » Thu May 29, 2008 10:50 pm

How are you getting on?




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