In a message dated 12/4/2003 5:34:37 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Sorry, but that's rude. The SCA clothing requirement for
> participation in events is "an attempt at pre-17th century clothing"
> -- no success required (let alone requirements that clothing match
> activities with regard to historical authenticity). To offer
> unsolicited negative comments on someone else's clothing in the SCA
> (or anywhere else) is just plain rude. And every time someone engages
> in such rude behaviour using the excuse of authenticity, people such
> as myself who advocate authenticity get blamed and accused of being
> "authenticity police" (or worse) despite not behaving in such a rude
> manner and, indeed, condemning those who do.
> Sharon, ska Effrick
I apologise if I came accross as rude. MOST DEFINITELY not my intention. I
fully respect any attempt at pre-17th C. garb. lord knows I dont have the best
garb in the world, what I have makes do. My only response would be that I didnt
know that blue jeans was pre-17th..... attempt or not. Honestly im gutless
and have not ever and probably will never say anything deragatory about
someone's clothes. Im just now getting to where I have enough garb and guts to offer
them some loaner's in case they forgot theirs.
One another subject, Sharon could you please contact me off list for some
name help for someone in my local group. I dont think part of it is right, but I
dont know how to make it right. Thanks
Service with a smile,
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