Side-lacing is the only explanation I've seen for the very regular
horizontal creasing on the tummy.
Looking at a paper I did in high school on bliauts (maybe if I ever
update it with more-grown-up writing skills and some more sources I'll
let others see it), the source I cited for the side lacing was page 78
Eubank, Keith, and Phyllis Tortora. A Survey of Historic Costume.
New York: Fairchild, 1989.
I also had a note in there about a German manuscript on which
under-lacing was visible in the side openings, but I don't seem to
have named the manuscript.
By the way, there is a 12th century group on Yahoo as well. That's the
group where I would've come across a lot of the sources I used in that
paper way back then.
On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Kale Adriane <kalehonorata@...> wrote:
> What are the thoughts on the open sided laced style? I have seen some
> reference but not very much. Is this something that happened or for the
> lack of a better term someones "good idea?"