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In general, the common man did not wear "slops", this was mostly a Court fashion in and adopted from Spain. Trousers were…"
Folks,I am with a group here in the States and are focusing on some 1660-70 clothing, as this works for the sites we are participating. Unfortunately, I find a good deal of information on the periods prior (ECW) and those post (GAP)...but was wondering, were there any significat differences from the ECW doublet and "slops". I've been researching the best I can, but find mostly "court clothing" and not really what the common person was wearing. Any help would be great. Also any websites with…See More
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"Hi Joe. No problem. Our daughter Beth has a Civil War fyfe & drum corp. Uniforms - vivandier for the ladies, zouve for the men. I'm up to my ears in jackets, shirts, trousers, vests, gaiters and on and on. But they'll look plenty…"
I have been involved with living history/ reenacting for going on 25 yrs. Started young. I have either covered or curently portray the eras of 1580-1945. Have worked at historic sites as an interpretor for over 10yrs. I am also a manufacturer of living history clothing. Mainly men's but have done female items as well (J. Blunt , Clothier). Though have done my share of "trigger time", I find it more interesting to do the one-on-one wht the public and explain the human side of history
I don't belong to just one group, but to name a few:
7th Fusilliers (3rd Coy.)
7th US Infy Living History Association (1812-1830s)
Western Independent Grays
Gen. Miles Marching and Chowder Society
197th Rifle Guards (Soviet WW2)
Re-enactment/Living History Periods:
Late Elizabethan in FL (ie Drakes men)
American War of Independence
War of 1812
2nd Seminole War
American Civil War
Indain War period
Hi Joe. No problem. Our daughter Beth has a Civil War fyfe & drum corp. Uniforms - vivandier for the ladies, zouve for the men. I'm up to my ears in jackets, shirts, trousers, vests, gaiters and on and on. But they'll look plenty sharp. Thank you for the info. I'll relay it to her.
Ok, now my turn to ask for assistance. My daughter has created her own fyfe and drum corp. She was a member when we lived on the East coast for several years and was head fyfer. They need assistance on the rudiments for the drums. Any suggestions on music books for that?
Joe, sorry for the delay on getting back to you. I talked with Saundra (owner of Past Patterns) and she said she tried working with Pat Klein on getting the fabric reproduced, but it fell through. She advised I talk to Family Heirloom. I called and they advised they no longer produce historic fabrics, only coverlets, bed hangings, etc. REALLY bum deal. If you have an idea of what the fabric looked like, content, pick count, I might be able to weave it for you. Don't know until I see it though. Sorry again for the delay, but it seemed like everyone I needed to talk to was on vacation. I sure wish I were! Take care - Sharon
Greetings, a friend of mine directed me to your page. Its nice to meet someone who has an antebellum portrayal. I have a 1830's 40's militia group in York County SC. We do most of our events at Historic Brattonsville where I work. If you are ever interested in joining us or mustering out for one of our living history events....would love to have ya.
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