undies Re: Chauses and Braies
- This same issue of colour braes was recently discussed on the Yahoo group 'aotc' (for age
of the cotehardie). You may wish to go to that group and look at the messages.
Regarding the issue of how 14 th century braes stay up usually a draw string is enough. I
wear a small belt for added support. A lot depends on how well fitted the braes are to your
body. Better fit less support is required.
Regarding the later 15 th century smalls they apparently change to jockey style shorts. I
have never researched it and only base my opinion of what Historical Enterprises & Black
Swan sell. The 15 th century smalls are very comfortable because of the way the draw
string works. I won't over share by describing how.
--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, ACatelli@m... wrote:
> > 3. I have been acquiring linen and will probably sew a few braies
> > from linen scraps, but they are all natural or bleached - any
> > suggestions on dyes I could at least try (and try, and try, if they
> > fade as reported)?
> > Peregrine Falconer, the Navigator
> > (Whose desire for authenticity overreaches both his knowledge and
> > ability)
> The vast majority of underpants depicted are white or thereabouts.
> These other pictures are interesting because they show underpants Not white.
> You can just leave your scraps white & be perfectly authentic.
> Ann in CT