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supporting hoes

Postby border reiver » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:57 pm

has any one got any ideas of how to support hoes (stocking) other than a garter belt? for the mid to end of the 16th century.
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Re: supporting hoes

Postby Biro » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:38 pm

Depends on period I suspect..



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Postby border reiver » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:04 pm

sorry about that, elizabethan hoes it should say so that would be mid to the end of the 16th century

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Re: supporting hoes

Postby Graham Cooley » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:33 pm

Hi Andy,

Leg ties just below the knee work fine.

We have thought about using clothing hooks sewen to the inside of the britches and then hooked into the hoes as you put your britches on. We havn't tried it but you don't see many clothing hooks in paintings but loads of them are found so they must have been used for something.

We do know one gentleman who like to look dashing and I understand he uses a suspender belt. But I'm fairly confident these are not authentic.

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Postby border reiver » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:50 pm

thanks for that graham i will give them ago



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Postby sally » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:31 am

For over the knee hose/stockings, try garters tied below or just above the knee, different people find different arrangements comfortable. For 'all the way up' stockings to wear with very short trunkhose, we've been experimenting with pointing the knitted stockings either to the garment or to another supporting item



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Postby Midland Spinner » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:25 am

sally wrote:For over the knee hose/stockings, try garters tied below or just above the knee, different people find different arrangements comfortable. For 'all the way up' stockings to wear with very short trunkhose, we've been experimenting with pointing the knitted stockings either to the garment or to another supporting item


There's evidence for that in the Gunnister find. He seems to have pointed his hose to his coat. (I don't know how well that would work, or why he didn't point them to his breeches).



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Re: supporting hoes

Postby border reiver » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:48 am

so that would mean extra pointing holes? or very long points, lol



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Postby Midland Spinner » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:10 am

border reiver wrote:so that would mean extra pointing holes? or very long points, lol


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Re: supporting hoes

Postby border reiver » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:31 am

no need for hoes then lol



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Re: supporting hoes

Postby Midland Spinner » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:44 am

*I* don't know - it's what he was wearing when he was buried.
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Re: supporting hoes

Postby Midland Spinner » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:47 am

btw Gunnister is a bit later than your period, but I originally posted because I thought it was useful to know that people did point knitted hose to their other clothes.




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