I don't even know what a sallet and bevor are (and don't really need to know either), but having seen the pics in the link, I am wondering if you have to copy this look precisely... As a dancer, this looks to me a lot like dance illustrations wherein the clothing is selected in order that the reader can see the line of the leg and the direction the knee is pointing, etc, etc. Is it possible that these illustrations are the same, and have left off pieces of clothing that may have obscured the view of the correct postures? I'd try to find a genre painting of the period that shows street scenes and base my garb on that.
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "Silvester" <professor03@...> wrote:
> I'm trying to do late 15th century German to justify the use of a sallet and bevor, and that sort of puts me in range for the costumes shown in the Talhoffer manuscript http://talhoffer.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/fighting-with-the-messer-plate-224-page-113v/ , but I fear I would be too embarrassed to wear the tight fitting hose and the sleeves in many of the panels imply lacing down the seam on the back of the arm - which I THINK is a shirt under a doublet.
> But in all of the images I have seen from the manuscript, the combatants are either in regular "street" cloths or full plate (or judicial jumpers) - none appear to be wearing a breast plate, elbow/knee protection or a helm of any sort and I don't feel comfortable taking artisitc lisence...