4251Re: [albanach] Lady Catte McGuffee's garb
- Oct 1 9:03 PMAt 02:30 PM 10/1/05, you wrote:
>Dear Lady Catte McGuffee,The top/skirt/corset combo is indeed way off for that early in the
> "The classic peasant blouse with plaid overskirt and corset," may
>indeed be correct. BUT if you are looking at the SCA you should be
>researching the clothing of the MINOR NOBILITY not that of a peasant.
>The members of the SCA consider themselves minor nobility. So that will
>direct your recreational research in a slightly different direction.
>The influence of France and French fashions should be considered
>perhaps more than English influences. Just something to consider.
>Lord Johan de Foderingeye (in the SCA)
>Dave , otherwise
1300s. You're looking at things more like cotehardies and sideless
surcoats in England and points south at that era. This is a
fiendishly hard time to research, as most stuff is either late 1200s
or later in the 1300s. At least, that was my experience trying to
have authentic garb for a Highlander in 1326. I found nothing for the
Highlands, nothing useable for Ireland (the usual place Scottish
Gaels are told to look at for the era), and precious little anywhere
else in the British Isles. The surcoat look was the best I could do
in balancing something that was reasonably accurate with something I
was willing to be seen in public in ;-), justified by our clan having
trade relations that would explain us knowing the latest fashions.
Skimming my bookmarks:
Those should help for a start :-).
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