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supporting hoes

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:57 pm
by border reiver
has any one got any ideas of how to support hoes (stocking) other than a garter belt? for the mid to end of the 16th century.

Re: supporting hoes

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:38 pm
by Biro
Depends on period I suspect..

Re: supporting hoes

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:04 pm
by border reiver
sorry about that, elizabethan hoes it should say so that would be mid to the end of the 16th century

andrew :thumbup:

Re: supporting hoes

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:33 pm
by Graham Cooley
Hi Andy,

Leg ties just below the knee work fine.

We have thought about using clothing hooks sewen to the inside of the britches and then hooked into the hoes as you put your britches on. We havn't tried it but you don't see many clothing hooks in paintings but loads of them are found so they must have been used for something.

We do know one gentleman who like to look dashing and I understand he uses a suspender belt. But I'm fairly confident these are not authentic.

Graham

Re: supporting hoes

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:50 pm
by border reiver
thanks for that graham i will give them ago



Andrew



, missed you at the fairs?

Re: supporting hoes

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:31 am
by sally
For over the knee hose/stockings, try garters tied below or just above the knee, different people find different arrangements comfortable. For 'all the way up' stockings to wear with very short trunkhose, we've been experimenting with pointing the knitted stockings either to the garment or to another supporting item

Re: supporting hoes

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:25 am
by Midland Spinner
sally wrote:For over the knee hose/stockings, try garters tied below or just above the knee, different people find different arrangements comfortable. For 'all the way up' stockings to wear with very short trunkhose, we've been experimenting with pointing the knitted stockings either to the garment or to another supporting item
There's evidence for that in the Gunnister find. He seems to have pointed his hose to his coat. (I don't know how well that would work, or why he didn't point them to his breeches).

Re: supporting hoes

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:48 am
by border reiver
so that would mean extra pointing holes? or very long points, lol

Re: supporting hoes

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:10 am
by Midland Spinner
border reiver wrote:so that would mean extra pointing holes? or very long points, lol
Long coat.

Re: supporting hoes

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:31 am
by border reiver
no need for hoes then lol

Re: supporting hoes

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:44 am
by Midland Spinner
*I* don't know - it's what he was wearing when he was buried.
Not sure what you are finding so funny that you need to Lol

Re: supporting hoes

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:47 am
by Midland Spinner
btw Gunnister is a bit later than your period, but I originally posted because I thought it was useful to know that people did point knitted hose to their other clothes.