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by Loretta
Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: Authentic style clothing for 1197

Thank you, Colin. I've found some very helpful answers here. I have now worked out my strategy, but will still be interested to take a look at these sites just because I love the clothing of that era. :)
by Loretta
Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: Authentic style clothing for 1197

Thank you so much for your help, everyone. I have taken everything on board, including the great idea of having her join a re-enactment society. She has joined one on Facebook and advertised that she is looking for 'pre-loved' gear. We shall have to wait and see what happens from there.
by Loretta
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: Authentic style clothing for 1197

[quote="Brother Ranulf"]de Coverley makes a good point, although I firmly believe that researching sources from a specific decade (so +/- 5 years of 1197 in this case) will give a reasonably accurate reflection of the various styles worn at that time. An alternative research source would b...
by Loretta
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: Authentic style clothing for 1197

My point being that you could pick 20 different styles from the 20th century from flapper girl to rock n roller to mini skirt etc. I expect you could pick the same range from any century . So come as close as you can and miss all the obvious clangers -no-one remembers the era with any clarity! And ...
by Loretta
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: Authentic style clothing for 1197

My point being that you could pick 20 different styles from the 20th century from flapper girl to rock n roller to mini skirt etc. I expect you could pick the same range from any century . So come as close as you can and miss all the obvious clangers -no-one remembers the era with any clarity! That...
by Loretta
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: Authentic style clothing for 1197

Just think of the variety of fashion in the 20th century. There would likely have been the same variance in any period. Start by avoiding obvious anachronisms -eg zips and synthetics. Lol, yes, thanks. I wouldn't put those in. If I did, I would deserve every bad review I would inevitably receive. :...
by Loretta
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: Authentic style clothing for 1197

Indeed, although from a slightly later source. There are some interesting comments on that link about stripes being worn by the "lower classes" - certainly I have evidence for this among household servants, who were no doubt dressed to impress visitors with their expensive clothing. I dou...
by Loretta
Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: Authentic style clothing for 1197

ust to start you along a reasonable path, this image is from the British Library manuscript Royal 2 A XXII, the Westminster Psalter dated to 1200 and produced either at Westminster or St Albans. It shows Mary and Elizabeth ("The Visitation") and both are dressed as contemporary nobility (...
by Loretta
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: Authentic style clothing for 1197

Your character could join a re-enactment society, members of which would either have second hand kit which she could borrow/buy or would help her to make her own. That would have been a brilliant idea - except that she has no time to do so. It's a long story (pardon the pun). But thank you so much,...
by Loretta
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: Authentic style clothing for 1197

Just to start you along a reasonable path, this image is from the British Library manuscript Royal 2 A XXII, the Westminster Psalter dated to 1200 and produced either at Westminster or St Albans. It shows Mary and Elizabeth ("The Visitation") and both are dressed as contemporary nobility ...
by Loretta
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Re: Authentic style clothing for 1197

Many thanks for the advice, I appreciate it. As I mentioned, I am disabled, so it is quite difficult for me, but I shall do the best I can.
by Loretta
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 6988

Authentic style clothing for 1197

UPDATE: Many thanks to all who have responded to my question. You've given me some good ideas, and I have now decided which way to go. Thanks again, you've all been great. Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I am writing a novel and need to know where my 21st century character can get authentic clot...

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