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Hose, points and doublets

Poster: Julien de Montfort <julien@spiaggia.org>

Greetings unto the Merry Rose!

Being still new to the whole notion of garbmaking, I appeal to
those with greater knowledge than I on this subject (which is probably
most people ;->).

Certain types of late period hose were constructed as a single
garment (as opposed to independent leg pieces), and secured by means
of 'points' to a close-fitting garment worn on the torso.  That much I

However, I am in a bit of a quandry as to what that 'close-fitting
garment' *is*.  Not knowing the terminology, I'll call it a "CFG".

Anyway, it appears that the hose was tied to the CFG by means of
points.  However, I've seen period illustrations showing people
wearing the hose connected to an upper garment directly, and others
where there are no visible means of attaching the hose, which leads me
to believe either that:

A) the garment depicted without points is actually the CFG, but the
artists have decided not to show the points for whatever reason, or

B) the garment shown without points actually is a seperate garment,
worn over the CFG (to which the points and hose are attached, and
thereby not visible in the illustration).  If this is the case, where
does the shirt fit in?  Is it worn over the CFG but under the outer
garment, or is it worn under the CFG itself...?


Seigneur Julien de Montfort de Bourgogne     De sable, seme d'hermines
"Solum Dice Nullus Sunt Suficio"             d'or, tres amphorae et un
Canton de Spiaggia Levantina                     caid palissade argent
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