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by de Coverley
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WTB Tricorn hat appropriate for 1760
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

WTB Tricorn hat appropriate for 1760

I'm looking for a black tricorne hat to suit a 1760 gent. definitely an extra large as it's to be worn with a wig. Recommendation or self promotion welcome please. Proximity to East London even better first outing is two weeks away (ie end of march 15)
by de Coverley
Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1760s Wig Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Re: 1760s Wig Wanted

John, Thanks they are nice people to do business with.
by de Coverley
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1760s Wig Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

1760s Wig Wanted

Looking for a white, gents wig for period 1760 ish and socially noble to court. Can anyone supply please. Recommendations or self promotion welcome.
by de Coverley
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Cups and more cups.
Replies: 2
Views: 3082

Re: Cups and more cups.

I'd expect salt glaze pottery to be available.
by de Coverley
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: British Army Snr Officer's mess dress 1815
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Re: British Army Snr Officer's mess dress 1815

Due largely to the cost and the fact that one event in the autumn is already sold out, I shall be in civvies for the other balls.
by de Coverley
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help needed for 17C costume making!
Replies: 14
Views: 3858

Re: Help needed for 17C costume making!

Mr John Playford published books of dance instruction from 1651 and further editions (inc by his son) til 1720's Each has an etching for the cover picture that may give clues. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dancing_Master#mediaviewer/File:TheDancingMaster-1stEd-TitlePage.png is just one of them. F...
by de Coverley
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: What is Sweet Oil?
Replies: 4
Views: 3940

Re: What is Sweet Oil?

I'd also consider anything from fish or whale oil processing according to the era.
by de Coverley
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Men's Breeches Front
Replies: 1
Views: 1542

Men's Breeches Front

Looking at pics of 1813 I see pics of fall fronted breeches, looking at pics of 1815 but painted 1818 I see fly front breeches. Is this the correct change point in the breeches fastening? Anyone have good information please?
by de Coverley
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Grenade det cord
Replies: 7
Views: 4788

Re: Grenade det cord

Malcolm Armstrong of TPL passed away last week, BUT he sold the business to Viking of Ramsgate who use the same sheds, the same staff and same contact details some while ago. Viking produce most of the same items that TPL did, with the same service time and courier delivery. Small amounts of fuse I ...
by de Coverley
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: British Army Snr Officer's mess dress 1815
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

British Army Snr Officer's mess dress 1815

I've been invited to a "Duchess of Richmond's Ball" (wiki; The Duchess of Richmond's ball was held in Brussels on 15 June 1815, the night before the Battle of Quatre Bras, ) What was the dress for a senior officer, did mess dress exist then, ... Would any of the costumieres here like to qu...
by de Coverley
Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where is the church in reenactment?
Replies: 38
Views: 8195

Re: Where is the church in reenactment?

Let me suggest that many people re-enact for the group social life as well as the history, but re-enacting a man of the Church means that you elevate yourself to a solo lifestyle, prior to H8 you would have been single and celibate and very well studied in theology (Catholic) in the Latin script of ...
by de Coverley
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victoriana
Replies: 2
Views: 1590

Victoriana

I have an invitation to a ball abroad, with specialist period dances. I have the 17c outfit needed and the 18c outfit but need something for a man that's 1840 to 1890, complete and correct to the social level of "white tie" now, complete with shoes for dancing the dances of the era -the wh...
by de Coverley
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Kirtles
Replies: 22
Views: 10363

Re: Linen Kirtles

As there is no probability of getting all the people assembled in front of judge and jury, then we have to make use of the best available informed guesses. Sometimes it's left to each of us to make the best fit of the evidence as we see fit, or as fits the group within which we perform.
by de Coverley
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help needed for 17C costume making!
Replies: 14
Views: 3858

Re: Help needed for 17C costume making!

An important consideration is the rank that your Bf is playing. A junior private would have a less dressy wife than the RSM or a senior officer.
by de Coverley
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.
Replies: 36
Views: 21547

Re: Black Powder storage advice and regulations.

Danny Kaye is an excellent guy, anyone with A&K or even just acquire should visit Ordcon each year. The information is great and well presented and the lunch is superb.

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