And I was going to say it looks like crusader stuff 12th-13th century. The barony fighting tabards I have made more or less fit the shoulder length on top and widen out at the bottom to something like 22 inches, sides are not sewn together. Now for my DH's mongol fighting vest, I do something similar in effect to this picture, its fitted to my dh's chest with armor and widens to 22 inches at the bottom edge (can fit on 44inch wide fabric that way if needed), that has a split in the center back up to about his inner leg measurement, front opening with 4-5 frogs for closing, deep armholes (not too deep to keep the ABS armor hidden even from the sides), all edges are covered with bias tape.
To see a picture of him fighting in the household vest go here
and if that doesn't work go to
main T4T site look under "fighting" for the second picture. Hey in trying to see if there was a better picture under the "other" section the first picture is of me and my son, Rafe; glad I had on a flannel tunic under the silk coat it was darn cold that day.
Esperanza site under "Other" the second picture shows DH waiting to fight and you can see the front of the vest.
GO "heavy" site; last picture in the group shows a side view with DH on his knees during the fight.
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:46 AM
Subject: RE: [SCA-Garb] Re: What time period?
Here is a good resource. He and his wife do excellent research. The front
page is very similar to what you are looking for, I believe.
> What time period and area would this garment be?
> Thanks in advance,
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