Kentwell would probably tolerate these stockings for a later period on (lower) middling sorts (middle class personas), i.e. not directly in the public gaze like the gentry or well dressed merchants but rich enough to have them unlike the lower sorts.
Then my estimation of kentwell just dive bombed, and my estimation of ECWS (or the RA at least) just sky rocketed.
And if you're going to allow those, why not allow theatrical costumes, because to be honest, 'theatrical' gets an undeserved slagging sometimes. whereas for the cotton things it's entirely deserved.
They are made of cotton, not elasticity so i had to make braid garters. They were so much better than the woollen ones they had which were drab, dull colours.
If you complain about those, you should see my first pair, 98% cotton and 2% lycra, eek!
Sorry, but what's the diff??
They're both firmly, and undeniably WRONG.
OK, lycra wasn't around till the thirties or forties (19, that is). But cotton fabric wasn't around in the 16th c either. So again, where's the diff?????
if you're gonna go with those things, and if it doesn't matter cos they can't be seen, why not just nip down m&s for a nice pair of tights. cos that's basically what they are - just the single legged variety. (point of fact, they're really old fashioned girls school stockings.)
is always fairly modest and doesn't go about flashing a great deal of her legs to all and sundry - so we never really get to see her legs..
which matters because.....???
presumably that means she can't fall over? or never walks up a hill or stairs, with someone below her, or does any of the other myriad things that might make her legs visible.
my legs aren't visible in my C17th kit, but they're still correctly attired. otherwise why bother getting the top bit right? you could use the same arguemtn to allow velvet corsets for peasantry, and nylon shifts (although anyone who'd want a nylon shift'd desever it
my nether hose on the other hand are wool kilt-hose from a scottish shop. As my skirts, like Annis' cover my entire legs, even when i'm kirtled up you cant really see more than my lower ankle and the top of my foot.
hooray - so somebody can get it right
after all, it's not that hard......
I think they found some knitted tubes on the Mary Rose that were possibly stockings or leg/arm warmers so that is 1546?
sorry - what's this info for?? looks like you're using it as an argument for those cotton things. (if not apologies for reading it wrong.)
if you are, sorry but doesn't wash. hand knitted hose look absolutely nothing like the cotton stockings.
and I never thought I'd say it, in terms of clothing, but nice one ECWS for being ahead of the crowd in the authenty stakes!!![/quote]
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