Re: [sig] greetings and a request for info
> My name is Robin Maclaren, i am looking for information onThere were TWO Russian states, great principalities of Lietuva &
> Russian style fencing attire for a friend who would like to stay in
> period for his region if not his time.
> He is a 14th cent Russian merchant.
Moscow, two fashions & two lifestyles.
I'd suggest something like a Tegelai, aka Hatangu Degel, aka
gambesone cut in the front. It's a quilted Kaftan, you can put anything
into each section for stiffness - a metal ring, a plate, even a piece
of chainmail. If you can - quilt it not on cotton base, but rather on
linen fiber or jute. Cotton is too soft. The coat is fastened with
pairs of laces or button-loop pairs sewn onto the front, no or small
interlacing. Elbow-long sleeves are OK. There's some more details but
I'm not in the condition to remember all. Hope that's enough to create
something in the style.