Re: [SCA Newcomers] some more questions on garb for newbie
- In a message dated 5/22/2008 3:39:19 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
<<what about belts that are not grossly inaccurate?>>
Most any leather belt, preferably a thinner one (1 inch wide or less), with
a simple tongued buckle will be reasonably accurate. Only knights can wear
white belts, and some other colors, particularly green, yellow, and red, are
often used to denote student/teacher relationships of various sorts. Black or
brown is your best bet.
<<Shoes?! The period ones I've seen are way out of my budget at this
point. Any suggestions for starters?>>
Period shoes are expensive, and there's a fairly substantial learning curve
to making your own. Flat black Chinese slippers are good for starters, as
are plain brown or black leather shoes or sneakers. There are some very period
looking styles out for women right now; check out the different styles at
_www.medievalshoes.com_ (http://www.medievalshoes.com) and then go to a shoe
store and you will see some very familiar looking things.
<<Head coverings -- We are extremely fair skinned -- were there many
brimmed hats? (I'm assuming yes, esp. for the working class.) what
would be an acceptable style?)>>
Style depends on culture and time period, of course, but most people can get
away with either a plain wide-brimmed straw hat or a floppy felt hat. The
felt ones seem to suit men better, in my experience.
Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
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