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doublet costs

Postby wibble » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:09 pm


Is anybody able to give a ball park figure of how much it would cost to have a early 15th/late 14th doublet made if I supply the materials ?


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Re: doublet costs

Postby EnglishArcher » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:58 pm

Depends whether you want it fitted properly or not; and how you want it made.

Off-the-peg, machine construction, some hand finishing you can get from about £65 - £70.
Fitted, machine construction, hand finishing, probably £100 upwards.
Fitted, completely hand-sewn, probably £150 upwards.

Access to the tailor will be important if you want a well-fitted doublet that you can actually move in.

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Re: doublet costs

Postby Tuppence » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:22 am

Depends whether you're providing all the materials, or only the ones that most people think should be used.

The latter is usually the outer and buttons (if any). The former is outer, linng, interlining(s), threads, and fastening.

If you're doing the former I'd say around £150 or £160 ish for hand sewn, depending on the style (made to measure, natch). If the latter then more like £110 - £130 ish.

That's for hand finished. For an entirely hand sewn garment, you won't get a professional job for under £400.

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Re: doublet costs

Postby Nigel » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:43 pm

Hi the first time Debs says hand sewn she means hand finished

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