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by Gandi
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to sew
Replies: 17
Views: 3745

Sally said: IMHO, there is room in re-enactment for all levels of machine or hand sewing, just as long as you know why you chose the method you did exactly, especially as for most people it's just their hobby. for my 2d's worth, you need to remember that very rarely are any seams in a fitted garment...
by Gandi
Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hurrah! From the ashes AIPON 2
Replies: 118
Views: 17117

Thank you! It's good fancy dress made entirely from acrylic, nylon and plastic except for the hat lining - and that only becuase I couldn't get a man-made stiffener. Not something for use in re-enactment, I hope. It's a fabric-heads' joke, hence the thread being on "costume". Alice, was that reply ...
by Gandi
Sun Jan 29, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hurrah! From the ashes AIPON 2
Replies: 118
Views: 17117

i've seen worse i'm afraid.
by Gandi
Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hurrah! From the ashes AIPON 2
Replies: 118
Views: 17117

gregory23b wrote::oops:

I smelled really badly, worse than now.


I'm finding that statement very hard to believe :wink:
by Gandi
Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: robe a la francaise 1760
Replies: 17
Views: 3383

outstanding.
by Gandi
Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: JACK CHAINS
Replies: 16
Views: 3459

there's also some in 'the adoration of St Vincent' polyptych in Portugal. I can't put my hand on a copy of the image at the moment, but if memory serves, it's probably the best of the very few images of these items that exist.
by Gandi
Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is it about WWII clothing?
Replies: 24
Views: 3858

where they can wear said garment for photo and display purposes. Rather like displaying something in a museum, only the museum moves and tells you what their displaying I like that analogy, although i still don't agree with the wearing of the objects as it goes against all the artefact conservation...
by Gandi
Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is it about WWII clothing?
Replies: 24
Views: 3858

Also to be fair if you can get away with wearing an original uniform garment, you most probably look the dogs danglies as far as authenticity goes Sani, i'd have to disagree with that, as although you can't beat the 'real thing' to see what the item looks like, it wouldn't have been over 60 years o...
by Gandi
Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is it about WWII clothing?
Replies: 24
Views: 3858

yes you do, but not who you're thinking of at the moment!

Think more along the lines of falling off a castle :wink:, t'other media whore doesn't post on here.
by Gandi
Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is it about WWII clothing?
Replies: 24
Views: 3858

Grymm

Yes you did 'get away with it' :D ......

And you know it, tart :wink:
by Gandi
Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Monk
Replies: 26
Views: 5360

I recall seeing some napoleonic jackets with raw cuff etc, someone confirm?


yeah, certainly the stuff i've looked at in the past was like that; along with later C19th uniform, C18th & C19 clothing i've seen as well.
by Gandi
Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is it about WWII clothing?
Replies: 24
Views: 3858

Vicky & Tuppence, I would agree with both of you re the 'plentiful' points. 20 years ago we were all cutting up firewatchers helmets to make (now) crappy helmets for 'medieval' events- see G23b's comments on reenacting 80's reenactmet on other threads!- It makes me shudder to think now; so that ...
by Gandi
Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Monk
Replies: 26
Views: 5360

if the cloth is woven 'hard' enough or fulled well then the raw edges don't tend to fray.
As you say workmonkey, the cloth cost, so too much waste in hemming was also avoided, seam allowance and hems on surviving medieval fragments are tiny compared to those in most reconstructed clothes.
by Gandi
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is it about WWII clothing?
Replies: 24
Views: 3858

possible,but i personally would doubt it. £150 got us trousers, battle dress jacket, shirt, GS cap and side cap. All made new and with no worries about any damage that might occur to it, so clean consciences all round :) Surely better anyway to keep the originals for future generations and not destr...
by Gandi
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is it about WWII clothing?
Replies: 24
Views: 3858

TJH, no no no, not having a pop at you, or anything to do with the greatcoat (nice purchace BTW). It's just that the link you posted kickstarted the thought in my bwrain again. I had to help put together a uniform for an event for the VE stuff and every lead i was given for where to get stuff led to...
by Gandi
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is it about WWII clothing?
Replies: 24
Views: 3858

What is it about WWII clothing?

Having read young master Haymans post about WWI/II clothes on 'buy and sell' and followed the link, I find myself with a question. Why is it that WWII re-enactors desperately want to own AND wear original kit? The owning I get, but why wear it? Surely, wearing new uniform is the accurate thing to do...
by Gandi
Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: dutch member pics
Replies: 51
Views: 8664

you mention the 'national living history platform', do you have any more info on this. Is is an official body? does it regulate? I'm interested to know. In light of Cal's 'keep on topic' post, you may want to start a new thread (general history? gossip?) or PM me.

Cheers
by Gandi
Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11967

WW can you post a piccy so we can see what you mean?
by Gandi
Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11967

good job i'm reasonable fluent in 'drunkese' isn't it :wink:
by Gandi
Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11967

are you sure about the hangover?? :)


not sure a gusset is needed, s it?


not in my opinion no. It would seem to be 'reverse engineering' to a certain extent , making it more complicated than it needs to be.
by Gandi
Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11967

Just had a quick trawl through a couple of books for images of seams for you G23B, these 2 came up straight away and are easy to see.

It would be my guess that the early W/Co info MAY have mistaken the crease at the bottom of the arsecheek as a seam and gone from there???
by Gandi
Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11967

i was about to type that i can't recall having seen a gusset clearly shown on a pair of hose in art, but i've a nagging feeling i probably have. Certainly the guys from the White Co. waaaay back that first showed me a method of making hose used gussets in the rear and all their research at the time ...
by Gandi
Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11967

only come across knitted silk for stockings/nether hose as opposed to cut silk cloth ones
by Gandi
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11967

Marriage of the Virgin, Master of the Tiburtine Sybil piccy - reminds me of G's miner, I think that's the same type of hose over the shoe ! No Alan, even in the scanning 'wrinkle 2' and clearly on the 'original' i scanned, the hose don't go over the shoe (it's likely that they are a mule type of fo...
by Gandi
Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leeds Padded Jack
Replies: 29
Views: 4277

by illusion i meant that they make your waist look thinner than it really is, fantastic idea :wink:
As you say, with the quilting thinner at the waist than it is top and bottom rather than straight tubes of padding
by Gandi
Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's right in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 18
Views: 4351

especially after that bonus brandy :wink:
by Gandi
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11967

G23, think yourself lucky matey that you kept the thought that long, If i don't write down smart arsed comments, pertinent and witty repartee or salient points when i think of them, they're flushed out the cr***er with most of the rest of the stuff in my head in the blink of an sorry, what was i say...
by Gandi
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leeds Padded Jack
Replies: 29
Views: 4277

couldn't really comment on that craig. Interesting to see that surviving evidence also shows the 'optical illusion' (for want of a better phrase) that makes the waist look smaller than it is; which is also to be seen in many of the pictorial ref's. Something that is often overlooked when reproducing...
by Gandi
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leeds Padded Jack
Replies: 29
Views: 4277

for clearer colour images of the Lubeck jacks, try:

http://folini.tikon.ch/reenactment/scandinavian-finds/index.html
by Gandi
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11967

In the intervening minutes, had a quick scan through 3 or 4 books looking at hose in art (God i've got to get out more!). Yes, loose fitting hose do appear on a few working/lower class men, BUT by far the majority of both apparantly rich and poor are wearing well fitted hose (approx 80-90% of about ...

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