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Re: [SCA-Archery] Pants aren't period

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  • Talmon Parker
    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
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 10, 2005
      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
      knickers.






      DER BARON





      >From: Johann Friedrich <yahoo@...>
      >Reply-To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      >To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      >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!
      >
      >Johann...
      >
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