Re: Neo's outfit in Matrix Reloaded
- The minute I saw it I thought it looked like a zupan. I think it is
very close in cut... if you added the little 'dog ears' to the cuffs,
it would be hard to call it anything else. Somebody was saying that
it was made from leather, and (looking it up) I learned that it was
originally designed and made in leather, but it did not hang/float
right so they made it from cloth for the movie. -Rick
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Patrick Jarrett <gtg346g@m...> wrote:
> Yeah I know, that's not exactly a promising email title. But I was
> watching the movie and thinking about it. And truth is it looks
> (to me at least) but I can't find any details about garb that comes
> close to looking like it. Is it Slavic? Is it even period?
> Misha the lurker
Kontush has very special construction of a back ( It is called 'slup' =
pillar) and much longer sleeves. I'm not sure if Neo's garb is constructed
in this way.
For me it looks like variation on zupan (jupan, jupe) theme... or like
Magdalena of Vratislavia
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- this outfit is an soutane which is the kaftan worn by Jesuet priests
it does look outwardly like Zupan (nothing like a kontush) but if
you truely want to be accurate dont use it there are patterns out
there for Zupans which start to appear in the 16th c.