Re: [SCA-JML] help - a garb question
- Okay, I'm a little cunfused on the sleeve thing, and nothing I have found so
far explains it.
He's the 15 year old son of a merchant with military ambitions (who owns two
dogs that walk themselves LOL)
What length would you suggest for his sleeves?
On Dec 12, 2007 2:14 PM, Rick Johnson <rikjohnson@...> wrote:
> I think the question was about period?
> When I did my first, I wror 'japanese pajamas' then upgraded to something
> from a Kurosawa film within a couple months. I saw a Baron with a Japanese
> persona wear a karate Gi died black while he sat on the throne. His weapons
> were #4 re-bar welded into a pair of Sai. And this guy had years of
> experience as a Japanese.
> So I think she wants an idea as to what it should lok like and not be
> here is my take which is,of course, biased and very limited in scope.
> Try to avoid a ninja outfit or karate gi.
> Kendo or Aikido pants will pass the 20' rule when work with a 'kimono' top
> (called a Kisode).
> Hein-style clothing is beautiful and elegant and hard for the beginner to
> make, Kurosawa-style was long lived but details changed over the years.
> Rubber flip-flops are tacky. Try to get the tatami covered rubber zori
> with cloth thongs until you decide if you want to acrually make waraji like
> I did.
> Swords were worn up or down depending on the era. I don't remember when
> they switched. If in doubt, a wakzashi or tanto is ok but harder to find.
> Bright colors and patterns!
> The length of your sleeves told a lot about you and your class, age,
> marital status, how often you walked the dog... just kidding on the last
> I've obviously missed a lot of important stuff.
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Rich Goble <mcse4mci@...> wrote:
>sleeve length (it looks modern but at least it will give you an idea)
> Tachi swords were worn blade down, katana and wakazashi blade up.
> I just found a website today that elaborates on men's/women's
It IS modern, especially all the stuff in section 3.1 about sleeves.
It's a nice, basic overview if you're interested in the evolution of
modern women's kimono, otherwise, it may just confuse you.
Saionji no Hanae,