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Hard truths: All the layers are important.

I love “how to get dressed in x year” videos.  They are fantastic, sometimes (!) accurate and means that I can dress for my future access to a time machine quickly and wear all the correct layers.  Anyway, this was going to be a rant about how older clothing is more complex due to shifting… Continue reading Hard truths: All the layers are important.

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How to be the expert: Late medieval, Early Renaissance Avignon/Provence

Subtitle:  NOT EVERYTHING IN THIS PERIOD WITH A FULL SKIRT AND A V NECK IS A BURGUNDIAN. I am currently working on a full Avignon/provençal 1480s-1510s kit and persona.  I don’t know of anyone in the SCA who does my location and period and what I have to go off of is various “this looks… Continue reading How to be the expert: Late medieval, Early Renaissance Avignon/Provence