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Re: Germanic Garb
Poster: teufel <email@example.com>
>I have a small delemma... I have a 16th century Germanic persona... It's
>great, I get to wear big slashed up spiffy clothes.. BUT.. it's also
>rather warm..it's especially gonna be at pensic... so, my problem is :
>Where can I find Germanic clothes for hot weather.
>In chivalrous service to Atlantia,
>Thomas von Leipzig
My Lord Thomas,
As a Landsknecht myself, I can understand your troubles and
sympathize with you. As has already been stated by others, the answer to
your problem is Light-weight Fabric. Over the course of the last 3
Pennsics, I have found some vital bits of wisdom. Stay away from Wool as if
it were the Devil Himself. I also don't wear Silk, or Polyester/Rayon/Etc.
until the sun goes down. The fabrics you wear MUST be lightweight.
Specifically, cotton gauze, cotton batiste, or cotton broadcloth.
I have found that color is sufficient for beautiful Landsknecht
garb. Try the Harlequin look. Big and baggy cloths can be worn so long as
the cloth is very light. I wear the colors red and black exclusively (yes,
I am psychotic), so you can be assured that the fabrics are as thin as
possible. What do I do when it gets REALLY hot? (ala Pennsic 24) Strip
down to my skivvies. Go to the Swimming Hole. And when it gets really
desperate, I turn into a 6th century Celt(Generic). Short-sleeved T-Tunic
and Sandals. This works for me, although YMMV.
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A good luck to you,
Frederich Von Teufel
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