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by Zachos
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: compromise for a cross dresser...
Replies: 15
Views: 3182

Re: compromise for a cross dresser...

I'm not saying she doesn't do a convincing job, I've not met her, so don't know. What I do know is that there are very strict cross dressing rules for EH events, among others. That's not to say she shouldn't cross dress, just that it might be good to have a kirtle so that if the event organizer insi...
by Zachos
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: compromise for a cross dresser...
Replies: 15
Views: 3182

Re: compromise for a cross dresser...

Except some notable event producers don't allow visable cross dressing.
by Zachos
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: compromise for a cross dresser...
Replies: 15
Views: 3182

Re: compromise for a cross dresser...

This would never have happened in period. A doublet holds up the hose, so there would be no point to wearing it with a kirtle. Also, you couldn't even say your man gave it to you because he was cold, as that would mean his hose would fall down. Wear a cote a kirtle if you need to commentate.
by Zachos
Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: looking for plate legs
Replies: 31
Views: 4596

Re: looking for plate legs

If I were a rich man

dubby dubby dumm
by Zachos
Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: looking for plate legs
Replies: 31
Views: 4596

Re: looking for plate legs

If you must get from either of those armourers, go with ASH. If you really want something to protect your legs before you're fully grown, maybe get some archers poleyns as seen here: http://www.stgeorgearmouryshop.co.uk/62201.html Talk to a few armourers and see how much they would make something si...
by Zachos
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Maille beneath plate
Replies: 10
Views: 2397

Re: Maille beneath plate

In some parts maille was being worn until as late as 1470, in italy particularly. I think you're pretty much solidly wearing full maille all through the 14th century, definitely in the mid 14th century, but would like to see a pic of your kit before I said for sure: A lot of people say mide, when th...
by Zachos
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 6049

Re: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish

@Zachos: are you sure about the date 1450? I remember having read around 1460 when the picture was dicussed in the arms and armour forum a while ago...but might have been a mistake...U'd like to have a certain date for clarification, so if you have more on this...? I believe it was drawn by Pisanel...
by Zachos
Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 6049

Re: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish

The way I would wear the combination mentioned, is a doublet, followed by a maille skirt and "crop top", with a brigandine over the top. The doublet wouldn't be that thick, simply two or three layers. However, I wouldn't go so far as to say it was the only way they did it, but rather that...
by Zachos
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 6049

Re: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish

steve stanley wrote:..Which is probably what confused me in the first place.........Just seemed an Awful lot of layers.......


Well. We're actually really thinking 2 or 3, which isn't a lot. It was colder then, and in certain circumstances you'd want the extra layers.
by Zachos
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 6049

Re: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish

There weren't any dictionaries, Rather my original point, thus: Do you think there is a clear differential between a jack and doublet? Or is that just a modern distiniction? so to be honest, I'm not sure it matters. It does if we make the distinction, as Colin appears to, thus: I'm aware of the sle...
by Zachos
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 6049

Re: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish

There weren't any dictionaries, so to be honest, I'm not sure it matters. A doublet of fence suggests something more padded to my mind, but I don't think there are right and wrong ways. The way I would wear the combination mentioned, is a doublet, followed by a maille skirt and "crop top",...
by Zachos
Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Horseplay
Replies: 16
Views: 3884

Re: Horseplay

One piece of advice: Never take anything for granted: One horse i was training was fine with big thick lances but didn't like smaller ones. Go figure. Also, I'm probably telling you something you already know, but always try to end on a good note. Don't push it to the extent that you're both dreadin...
by Zachos
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Plate armour in period illustrations
Replies: 13
Views: 2900

Re: Plate armour in period illustrations

It's all about composition. An image with large very pale surfaces lacks definition. Make it darker, and it's easier to see what it is.
by Zachos
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Breastplates and archers.
Replies: 38
Views: 5132

Re: Breastplates and archers.

@Fox. Its possible we are arguing the the same thing with different wording. When I've got photos of my harness in progress I might be able to demonstrate better with my own photographs. Until then, I'm sure we can agree that there are an awful lot of reproductions where the fauld starts too low. @T...
by Zachos
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Breastplates and archers.
Replies: 38
Views: 5132

Re: Breastplates and archers.

So would I be right in thinking that on a horse you get the same problem I have because your legs are bent it hits you in the throat (part time and very bad rider). What I could do with is a picture of some one with one on that is the right length. The problem is, when you are moving with the horse...
by Zachos
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Breastplates and archers.
Replies: 38
Views: 5132

Re: Breastplates and archers.

I'm afraid that I disagree with you on that Zachos. I'd say that picture you posted shows the placarts sitting at the waist (that is to say the high waist popular in the 15thC, not the modern one that's some-where around your kneas). The fauld then covers the lower abdomen and hips, normally to bel...
by Zachos
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Breastplates and archers.
Replies: 38
Views: 5132

Re: Breastplates and archers.

The fauld should start at the bottom of your ribs. On me, that is about 1.5 to 2 inches above my belly button. If it is made like that, then the breastplate/placart assembly will only cover your ribs which don't bend, while the bendy fauld covers the bendy abdomen. Unfortunately, most reproductions ...
by Zachos
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Breastplates and archers.
Replies: 38
Views: 5132

Re: Breastplates and archers.

I've not seen any pictures of anyone wearing just a plackart in manuscripts. What you do see is either brigandines, or covered breastplates under placarts. Without a picture it's hard to say what your problem is, but I'm going to go for gold and say that either you aren't bending correctly or your b...
by Zachos
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 16727

Re: Where do you attach your points?

It looks to me that the artist is showing unreadiness by the chap not even having put his doublet on yet, and the points are just hanging free.
by Zachos
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hussite Pavise
Replies: 27
Views: 7178

Re: Hussite Pavise

I've done a similar thing, although I got bored with mine during painting, so its nowhere near as nicely painted as yours. I'm planning on making one using pine planks, pegs and PVA, and then covered in leather/parchment. After that I might risk it with lime wood, but I might do a different style sh...
by Zachos
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 16727

Re: Where do you attach your points?

As a skinny legged gentleman I can tell you it isn't wonderfully easy for us either. The problem is that they stretch, whatever you do to stop them. Although, if you give them a good wash every now and again it does bring them in a bit.
by Zachos
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Marching" Music
Replies: 21
Views: 2905

Re: "Marching" Music

Thanks guys. I might just be able to persuade my company with that "bring in the ale" song. They certainly like their ale.
by Zachos
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 16727

Re: Where do you attach your points?

Or the fact that its a miniature painting. Most of these paintings being shown are of a size where if you are putting the points in as well then you're probably a bit weird. It would be like a modern artist painting the zip on everyone's trousers, on an image not much bigger than a large mobile phone.
by Zachos
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Marching" Music
Replies: 21
Views: 2905

Re: "Marching" Music

I guess some of the carols like Nova Nova would work well for marching. Or Bring us in good ale? Both of these are rhythmic with lots of verses... Are you looking for English songs or will anything do? We're a company from the calais garrison circa 1470, so french tunes would probably work as well....
by Zachos
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Marching" Music
Replies: 21
Views: 2905

"Marching" Music

So anyway, I've been watching Sharpe (Christmas present to myself). Now my Captain and Buddy (same person) used to be a napoleonic re-enactor, so I don't need anyone to tell me whats inaccurate about it, because we've already talked about it. What I love though, is the way that the music forms a big...
by Zachos
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 16727

Re: Where do you attach your points?

The Tallhoffer images seem helpful but might not be. They are fighting men, and in at least one document I know of, it suggests you tie your points, and then cut off the excess. This puts lack of obvious points in a new light. Its also possible they are wearing arming doublets, which might have a sk...
by Zachos
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: scabbard making
Replies: 31
Views: 6923

Re: scabbard making

Considering how swords are kept I would say its probably the other way round. More swords are in use, so people want to show they're richer with a better class of sword. If you're richer then you only have your sword in the scabbard when you're wearing it. Apart from that you keep it seperate and lo...
by Zachos
Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: scabbard making
Replies: 31
Views: 6923

Re: scabbard making

My scabbards have a thick leather core, made in a similar way to how the article makes the covering, but using the sword as a former. I'm hoping to make a new one for my longsword before the season starts. I'll let you know how it goes.
by Zachos
Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 10843

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

Remember, that battlefield and sword fighting is very different. When fighting in a formation with lots of friends its a lot easier to hit someone in the leg, particularly if you're using a bill. As an example, my re-enacting injuries have come in two flavours: hand injuries from 1 on 1 fights, or k...
by Zachos
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 10843

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

If you want safe then go for hobnails over rubber. Leather is only ever slippy on grass if both are very wet, at which point rubber does absolutely nothing. Hobnails are the way forward! When you get well made medieval clothes you will love wearing them. Its so great to wear stuff that was actually ...

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