Re: [SCA-Archery] Pants aren't period
- Sorry!!! But I just cain't see those eskimos running around in hose or
tights.And their parkas were not long enough to stop that cold wind.
Talmon,, Who usually wears
>From: Johann Friedrich <yahoo@...>
>Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Pants aren't period
>Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 12:50:49 -0700 (MST)
>On Wed, 9 Nov 2005, Eric Francis wrote:
> > As my lady wife would tell you (were she on this list), she's done
> > extensive research in garb and pants simply aren't period for almost
> > any culture. Tights and hosen, yes. Trews (which were fitted and cut
> > on the bias, so they were basically pants), yes. Even the Vikings
> > wore stuff that was more trews than trousers.
>Is she basing the statement that pants aren't period on the fact that
>no-one in period called them "pants"? The following is a definition
>that seems to be repeated in most dictionairies:
> pants \pants\ n.
> 1. n. pl. A garment extending from the waist to the knee or
> ankle, covering each leg separately.
>By this definition, pants have existed for a LONG time, and there are
>examples in any cultures. Now if someone is trying to figure out what
>culture and period were wearing something similar to his favorite pair of
>Levi's, then they are out of luck. If they just don't want to wear a pair
>of tights, then they always have the option of wearing knee breeches,
>trews, or any of the other options that don't involve for fitting material
>that doesn't leave much to the imagination. =-)
>I personally go with the knee breeches, slops, or whatever the culture and
>time period chose to call them, and a pair of knee high socks.
> > Whatever you decide to wear, if you're in a warm climate I have just
> > one word for you: Linen. I live in the South and have completely
> > forsaken cotton since being shown the advantages of linen. It is
> > more expensive, but it's also more durable under normal wear and
> > tear, gets softer every time you wash it and, again, it's a period
> > fabric.
>I totally agree! Once you've tried linen, you just don't want to go back!
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