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I'd like to know where to get a hat and a belt of the later A/S period.
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If you let me know the specifications for the hat I'd be happy to quote for it

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Sally,can you give me a link to,or a picture of,the styles of hats of that period.
I take it that you want the circumference of my head??? If so,I'll have to find the tape measure :? .
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Thought you had a specific one in mind! What date and region exactly are you wanting?

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My main interest is reading history,but I've a lot to learn abou A/S dress.

"What date and region exactly are you wanting?" Sally

Wessex,late saxon.up to the Battle of Hastings.
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I'll have a dig around when I get back from the NLHF and see if I can find some images for you to see what could be done. In the meantime, if you see a pic of what you want just let me know

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Aren't the phyrigian caps (whatever they were) pretty generic for the whole mid saxon period?
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I believe so, but now I know what the area and date is I can see if I can narrow down any alternatives. Been a while since I did anything Saxon so I'm assuming my knowledge is a bit rusty and might not reflect all the current thinking :D

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WorkMonkey wrote:Aren't the phyrigian caps (whatever they were) pretty generic for the whole mid saxon period?
Indeed they are my Simian nemesis. however a good widebrimmed straw hat is also acceptable for toiling in the fields.
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Straw hats? In middle-Saxon? Are you sure squire?
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I saw a lot of hats at battle,like the ones on the links below

http://www.wulfingas.co.uk/

http://www.combrogi.org/
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The two behatted bodies carrying the corpse in the Wuffingas phot are wearing phrygian caps (known to some as phriggin bonnets! :D ). These ones are made from woven wool but can also be made from felt. The felt ones are brilliant in winter and can double up as padded helmet liners but - be warned - drink lots before you do this as your head will leak gallons of sweat.

As for the wide brimmed straw hats, you'd better believe it! Check the illustrated manuscripts, monks, nuns and labourers out in the fields all wearing them. Anyone who has suffered from sunstroke, or even just bad sunburn to the back if the neck or bald spot, will tell you the importance of having a nice broad brimmed hat to shade the bonce from the sun.
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Neil of Ormsheim wrote:As for the wide brimmed straw hats, you'd better believe it! Check the illustrated manuscripts, monks, nuns and labourers out in the fields all wearing them. Anyone who has suffered from sunstroke, or even just bad sunburn to the back if the neck or bald spot, will tell you the importance of having a nice broad brimmed hat to shade the bonce from the sun.
Could you point me in the direction of period straw hat illustrations as I've been looking for a while?
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WorkMonkey wrote:Straw hats? In middle-Saxon? Are you sure squire?
Indded i am young Minkey, a nice straw hat is good for what ails ya.
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There was also a form of hat worn by officials at the kings court - looked like a large cone. I can't remember the ref, its been 15 years shice I was interested in AS clothing and stuff.
Gyrthofhwicce wrote:
WorkMonkey wrote:Straw hats? In middle-Saxon? Are you sure squire?
Indded i am young Minkey, a nice straw hat is good for what ails ya.
There are quite a few illustrations of then circa 1100-1155, commonly worn by field workers.

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Dingo8MyBaby wrote:There was also a form of hat worn by officials at the kings court - looked like a large cone. I can't remember the ref, its been 15 years shice I was interested in AS clothing and stuff.
Ethelred's witan I think.
Dingo8MyBaby wrote: There are quite a few illustrations of then circa 1100-1155, commonly worn by field workers.
Didn't think there was anything pre conquest in that line though, love to be proved wrong as a straw hat would have been great last July :lol: .

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The earliest illustrations I know of that show brimmed straw hats are mid-late 12th century, not pre-Conquest. If you have information to contradict that, I'd be very interested (as I'd love to wear one myself!)

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Yeah I'd never heard of, or seen a picture of a straw preconquest.
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Gyrthofhwicce wrote:
WorkMonkey wrote:Straw hats? In middle-Saxon? Are you sure squire?
Indded i am young Minkey, a nice straw hat is good for what ails ya.
Have to admit Gyrth, if you have a manuscript piccie showing straw hats pre-conquest, would love to have a look

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