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Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:22 pm
by Mad Mab
Medicus Matt wrote:
Kate Tiler wrote:Women's breasts hanging out like a 'pick & mix' pudding aisle.



Where?
I'm obviously doing the wrong periods.
:(


Usually at the front of their chests unless their anatomy was different in the Dark Ages...
:twisted: :wink:

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:21 pm
by lidimy
Well it *is* called the Migration Period...


so who knows where they ended up!

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:53 pm
by Medicus Matt
lidimy wrote:Well it *is* called the Migration Period...


so who knows where they ended up!


Hanging over their eyes.
That's why it was 'Dark'.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:09 pm
by Frances Perry
Putting aside the wearing of corsets at medieval events like Tewkesbury...

Women who wear corsets when:

a) it is far too tight for them / not fitted properly
b) they are far to voluminous for them.

The flab's got to be cinched somewhere, and it either goes up or down! It's NOT sexy to see boobs at the front AND at the back!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:06 pm
by lizwardo
Ooooh, so many things...

People who wear modern footwear. We give people some leeway in the first year, as many newbies are reluctant to shell out so much when they're not even sure if they're going to stick with it, but I know people who have been members for years but won't get period shoes and continue to insist on wearing desert boots. "But I can't afford period shoes" they cry. Right...but you could afford that lovely shiny new sword that you probably won't ever take on the field, and that posh doublet (that looks identical to several other people's doublets because they're all bought from the same trader) :roll:

Women with uncovered heads and undressed hair, or the coif just stuck on top of their loose tresses, and makeup, and modern jewellery

Eating modern food/smoking cigarettes/wearing sunglasses whilst in kit and in view of the public. Just....argh....don't. :evil:

Ooh, feeling teasy now. I remember a couple ofyears ago at Spetchley when I saw one of our guys wandering around in front of MOPs and other re-enactors with no doublet, no hat, smoking a cigarette and drinking beer from a plastic cup whilst wearing sunglasses. When I pulled him up on his appearance (because I was fuming!) he argued that he was wearing sunglasses because it was too sunny and the sun was in his eyes (yeah well, mine too, that's why I was wearing a wide-brimmed hat) and he should be allowed to drink from a plastic cup and smoke because "well it's a bit of fun innit, shouldn't take this all too seriously". He then told me to stop being such an authenti-nazi and get a life :shock:

I was not impressed.

And people wonder why we get such a bad rap from other groups... :roll: :oops:

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:45 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
I find that 'made to measure ' corsets will cater for the top half - but not alter the lower half. Therefore I have a lovely 1850's corset that I can lace down to 29" waist from 33" and no serious back-muffin - but OH you should see the apron the modern flare hip fitting causes!

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:22 pm
by purple peril
Hmm yes. Some supposedly 'made to measure' corsets look like they've been made to measure for someone else. Either too big or too small - both look really, really bad!

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:22 pm
by kittylittle
Dessie Boots my particular grrrr :evil: Footwear in particular makes me go grrrrrr. Yes you get the usual "oh I can't afford period shoes, and I only do x amount of musters per year so its not worth it" No but they will easily spend £100 plus in the beer tend over the weekend! My latchets were bought 15 years ago and are still going strong. My other wince is ladies not wearing a bodice over their shift but walking around with their corset on display, ye gods!

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:23 pm
by steve stanley
The problem lies with those in charge who DON'T say 'You are NOT going out in that kit'...because they're obssessed with numbers.........And are petrified of being called Elitest........
Steve

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:54 pm
by gregory23b
"And are petrified of being called Elitest."

Which is ironic since many reenactors see themselves as somehow different and superior to MOPs.

Elitism is a strength and it should be used wisely.

You do a period, you expect there to be parameters.

Quality not quantity every single time. Otherwise what is the point of working hard and saving hard so that some muppet can come along and wear trackkie bottoms and DBs.....

There are groups for all levels of 'accuracy'*, so if one is too 'elitist', then simply find another that is 'slack'.



*an oft used word meaning the other A word, neither are the right ones, but we all know this thread is exactly about that.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:32 pm
by steve stanley
gregory23b wrote:Quality not quantity every single time. Otherwise what is the point of working hard and saving hard so that some muppet can come along and wear trackkie bottoms and DBs.....

There are groups for all levels of 'accuracy'*, so if one is too 'elitist', then simply find another that is 'slack'.



Got it in one!......The pity in 17cent,is that the slack are in the majority......'

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:17 pm
by auldMotherBegg
People who know better than to wear modern make-up and do it anyway, and then look at me like I'm asking the impossible when I suggest they take it off, while the public are around. Saying, "I never go without make-up!" :twisted:

Maybe they should get a new hobby if they can't bear to leave it off.

People who don't wear the proper head gear, whatever period they are doing. Saying, "I never wear hats!" Don't they realise it completes the look, and is correct?! :evil:

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:25 pm
by Nigel
On foot wear my answer tough

I personally would hqve dragged said person of site but then again iam elitest and run an elite society of elite people or so Iam relaibly enformed

Oh yes and we have fun
But a lot of this comes down to simply having an agreed standard communicating it and enforcing it

Oh and a big stick too

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:43 pm
by steve stanley
auldMotherBegg wrote:People who know better than to wear modern make-up and do it anyway, and then look at me like I'm asking the impossible when I suggest they take it off, while the public are around. Saying, "I never go without make-up!" :twisted:

Maybe they should get a new hobby if they can't bear to leave it off.

People who don't wear the proper head gear, whatever period they are doing. Saying, "I never wear hats!" Don't they realise it completes the look, and is correct?! :evil:


Once saw a 17thcent Female staff 'hanger-on' in male kit with full modern make-up AND nail varnish....NOT my group!(But the lycra 'breeches' & thigh-boots were....nice) :D
Steve

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:59 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
Play nice, childer or I shall put out a saucer of milk and buy you these .....

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:03 pm
by steve stanley
Sorry......I will be nicer to the disadvantaged,
I will be nicer to the disadvantaged,
I will be nic.......
No,can't do it............... :)
Steve

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:49 pm
by Nigel
Beleive me this is me being nice

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:53 pm
by steve stanley
Yes,you're being REMARKABLY nice....You're not on the same dried frog pills as me,are you...?
Steve

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:32 pm
by andy1863
b&q tea light lanterns and the claim of period

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:48 pm
by steve stanley
andy1863 wrote:b&q tea light lanterns and the claim of period


'Yeah...Well...They look old, don't they.......'

NO THEY DON'T YOU MORONS!!!!!!!
Steve...feeling better......

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:54 pm
by Redders
steve stanley wrote:
auldMotherBegg wrote:People who know better than to wear modern make-up and do it anyway, and then look at me like I'm asking the impossible when I suggest they take it off, while the public are around. Saying, "I never go without make-up!" :twisted:

Maybe they should get a new hobby if they can't bear to leave it off.

People who don't wear the proper head gear, whatever period they are doing. Saying, "I never wear hats!" Don't they realise it completes the look, and is correct?! :evil:


Once saw a 17thcent Female staff 'hanger-on' in male kit with full modern make-up AND nail varnish....NOT my group!(But the lycra 'breeches' & thigh-boots were....nice) :D
Steve


I recall one of those at Pots n' Pans - Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:23 pm
by Nigel
I could add BQ furniture a alck of research when its readily available etc etce

And as Steve knows I am jsut revving up for Lanark where I will be wearign ahand woven hand sewn set of clothes

set the standards high and then when youa chieve them you have the right to point and laugh

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:26 pm
by steve stanley
Redders wrote:
steve stanley wrote:
auldMotherBegg wrote:People who know better than to wear modern make-up and do it anyway, and then look at me like I'm asking the impossible when I suggest they take it off, while the public are around. Saying, "I never go without make-up!" :twisted:

Maybe they should get a new hobby if they can't bear to leave it off.

People who don't wear the proper head gear, whatever period they are doing. Saying, "I never wear hats!" Don't they realise it completes the look, and is correct?! :evil:


Once saw a 17thcent Female staff 'hanger-on' in male kit with full modern make-up AND nail varnish....NOT my group!(But the lycra 'breeches' & thigh-boots were....nice) :D
Steve


I recall one of those at Pots n' Pans - Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


Oh God Yes,I'd forgotten that one...........

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:42 pm
by Scottish Lady
Wasn't it blue nail varnish to match the blue 'velvet' jacket..!

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:43 am
by steve stanley
Scottish Lady wrote:Wasn't it blue nail varnish to match the blue 'velvet' jacket..!


I think you're right...
Steve

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:17 pm
by Phil the Grips
steve stanley wrote:
Scottish Lady wrote:Wasn't it blue nail varnish to match the blue 'velvet' jacket..!


I think you're right...

But now Tod keeps that sort of thing to after hours ;)

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:46 pm
by Nigel
peopel who go oh thats a bit expensive

well its an expensive hobby get used to it or get another

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:28 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
Greetings, Your Imperious Niceness. Yes, you are and I am worried. Have you got Jesus or something?

Steve - good try , pills or no. We are mere beginners who named the master.



Shadowcat - re your niggle on regency waistlines, what really irritates me is that some people in slipped waist regency dresses are of course doing it right for the short period before the Peace of Amiens when english waists had slipped down to a lower more natural position and french waists stayed high. Englishwomen were derided in the streets of Paris when they were able to visit again in 1814 soon hoisted back to he Parisian aesthetic. But it looks ugly. And often those who do produce these slipped waist frocks are probably unaware that it could be correct....................... (reproduced satirical plate from Le Bon Genre 1814 although Isuspect the slippage wasn't this far, nor the english bully quite so bulgey)

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:07 pm
by steve stanley
Phil the Grips wrote:
steve stanley wrote:
Scottish Lady wrote:Wasn't it blue nail varnish to match the blue 'velvet' jacket..!


I think you're right...

But now Tod keeps that sort of thing to after hours ;)


Now have VERY unsettling mental picture......... :cry:
Steve

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:14 pm
by Shadowcat
Alice the Huswyf wrote:
Shadowcat - re your niggle on regency waistlines, what really irritates me is that some people in slipped waist regency dresses are of course doing it right for the short period before the Peace of Amiens when english waists had slipped down to a lower more natural position and french waists stayed high. Englishwomen were derided in the streets of Paris when they were able to visit again in 1814 soon hoisted back to he Parisian aesthetic. But it looks ugly. And often those who do produce these slipped waist frocks are probably unaware that it could be correct....................... (reproduced satirical plate from Le Bon Genre 1814 although Isuspect the slippage wasn't this far, nor the english bully quite so bulgey)


Oh, I so agree about the lower waistline - I haven't seen one that "knew" it might be period correct. However, I also see some that are above the underbust waistline - so the bodice does not go in "under" the bust at all. Grrr!!

Suzi