What Five Rivers does (was Upper Midwestern Ontario...)
>Does this mean you guys sell historical clothing!Well, yes and no. The garments I make are historical reproductions and
not cheap, and I'm slow to boot, so only take a few (very few if any)
commissions a year. What we do sell, and I encourage you to consider, is
historical sewing patterns. And being as we're geographically close I don't
mind at all mentoring you in making your own garments.
And you'll also find some of the best cooperage in North America on our
website, made by my own dear husband. Gary. There's a long queue (November
2006 at this point), but I think you'd find the wait worthwhile.
As Larry says, visit our website.
Hats: see Susan McLean who carries John McMicking's reproduction hats.
Also take especial note of the merchants and sutlers Larry posted. I
highly recommend Steve Abolt. Again, custom made garments not inexpensive by
any means, but worth every penny. And if you build slowly, and with an eye
to quality reproductions, you're investment will be worthwhile.
And my apologies to anyone on the list who takes umbrage with the
commercial bent of this message.
Five Rivers Chapmanry ~ purveyors of quality hand-crafted cooperage
fine hand-sewn embroidered garments, historical sewing patterns & embroidery
(519) 799-5577, http://www.5rivers.org email: info@...