Re: Purchasing Garb in the UK
While I can't seem to find any shops in your country here are a few that should ship clothing from the time frame that you are interested in:
They are both of good quality. Now, unfortunately, due to shipping and what not, what they have might be more expensive than your budget allows. My other suggestion is to learn to make the costumes yourself (cheaper but time consuming, I know). Here is a link to good book for the centuries that you are interested in:
I hope these help!
In Service to the West,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "annoracavel" <annoracavel@...> wrote:
> Greetings from Insulae Draconis!
> I'm hoping to attend my first event in a few weeks, and while I'll try to make do with something roughly resembling period from my existing wardrobe for that, I'm trying to find somewhere online to buy something more authentic!
> I've looked at a number of sites but most of them seem to be 'fancy dress' and not quite what I'm after. What I'm looking for specifically is an unlaced, pull-on 13-14th century kirtle that could be worn either on its own or with a sideless surcoat or overdress if I decide I want to get one of those later!
> I'd really rather the price didn't go much above £60 since I'm a student on a budget, but any recommendations would be great. (Making my own isn't really an option at the moment as I haven't the sewing skill for it - it's something I'd like to learn at my own pace after I've got a basic outfit sorted out).
> Thank you,