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by John Waller
Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval costume and furs...
Replies: 20
Views: 3596

Were furs covered by sumptuary laws?
by John Waller
Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Armour / medieval costume for hire
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

You could try http://www.civilwardrobe.demon.co.uk/ they do costume hire for medival banquets etc.
by John Waller
Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: serious enquiry - gentleman's relish - er porn.
Replies: 10
Views: 3191

Taschen have published a number of books of period erotica which may be a good starting point. A friend has the lot.
by John Waller
Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 9625

If you're after using something other than leather as a lacing cord, what about using lucet cord....nice and strong and will actually hold a knot for a significant length of time (personal experience - kept finding that a knot using leather cord kept coming undone but not in the same way with lucet...
by John Waller
Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Crossbows in this period
Replies: 39
Views: 12710

There is a very useful article 'The crossbow in Britain' by Arthur G Creadland in the 2001 Royal Armouries Yearbook. He lists the 9th century pictish stone carvings that may show crossbows and the possible bone nut from Buiston Crannog as the earliest evidence. There is then an apparent 600-year gap...
by John Waller
Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is Asia good or Bad for Reenactment
Replies: 36
Views: 5736

One trader friend of mine was given a contact in India. He was sceptical but thought he would give them a try. Sent off an item for a quote. Short time later the item was mailed back with the quote. Phone call conversation followed about the quote and the comment that he had not expected them to ret...
by John Waller
Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is Asia good or Bad for Reenactment
Replies: 36
Views: 5736

Uncle B. Like I said caveat emptor. Many domestic traders sell complete tat that is far inferior to asian imports. The bottom line should be - do your own reseach, take advice and don't believe everything traders tell you before parting with your hard-earned. There is always the danger of well resea...
by John Waller
Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is Asia good or Bad for Reenactment
Replies: 36
Views: 5736

Like all things - it depends. Some traders will import off-the-shelf items with little regard for the quality or authenticity. Others will actively engage with manufacturers and end users, research and design prototypes, have good quality control and customer relationships. I can think of two in the...
by John Waller
Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hooks & Eyes
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

I claim no knowledge whatsoever but one unprovenanced web source claims Italian 13th century. Janet Arnold thought they were just starting to replace points in England around the turn of the C17th.
by John Waller
Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Grenadier's Bearskin Cap
Replies: 8
Views: 3013

The firm PETA used is Tyber NV based in Belgium http://213.181.36.42/webcreator2/pub/we ... site=tyber

Their UK agent is :-

STANDARD INTERNATIONAL
Address : THE BROADWAY 88
GB - NW7 3TB LONDON

Phone : 0044 2089598878
Fax : 0044 2089596211
E-Mail : sales@si-uk.com
by John Waller
Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Grenadier's Bearskin Cap
Replies: 8
Views: 3013

m300572, (crazy name!) I'll ask my man. I do know he got it from a supplier in Belgium. He asked for a sample and they sent him enough to make the cap for free. Guthrie, who knows? All part of mans love of putting strange things on his head I guess. I think they evolved from the grenadier's mitre ca...
by John Waller
Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Grenadier's Bearskin Cap
Replies: 8
Views: 3013

Grenadier's Bearskin Cap

Chap in my NA group wants to make/have made a British grenadier's bearskin c1809. He has the bearskin material - PETA recommended substitute. Does anyone have any details of the construction used? We have been variously advised that they had a willow frame or a buckram inner. Anyone help?
by John Waller
Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The new shoe thread
Replies: 13
Views: 6789

Tod, It's a gift I have! Actually spelling it correctly helps though and a bit of googleing. I think I found it in the Kelly trade directory. They don't seem to have a website.

Cheers

John
by John Waller
Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The new shoe thread
Replies: 13
Views: 6789

Marshall Coppin Ltd

Unit 5 Chingford Industrial Centre
Hall Lane
London, Greater London E4 8DJ
United Kingdom
Phone : +44 20 85241018 
Fax : +44 20 85248978 FPS 
by John Waller
Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: goat and sheep skins
Replies: 5
Views: 1717

Stuart Peachy for sheepskins. Look up Historical Management Associates on the web or he should be at one or other of the October markets.
by John Waller
Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bracer for a Medieval Archer
Replies: 7
Views: 3374

There is a bracer dated to the mid C15th similar in style to the Mary Rose bracers in the Museum of London book (Dress Accessories I think?). I know of no provenance for the lace-up type for bracer used by many medieval reenactment archers any would welcome any examples. Check out http://www.geociti...

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