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Re: A Rennaisance Question

Poster: Mike Dullaghan <michael.f.dullaghan@adn.alcatel.com>

On 04-Nov-98 MCAMEROUN@aol.com wrote:
>Poster: MCAMEROUN@aol.com
>Tristan writes:
><< Why do we seem to stear FAR away form all the renaisance styles for garb
>and such?


>I imagine that it
>is perhaps less popular among men, although I don't know for sure . . . never
>having asked the question.

All of my dress up outfits are approximately 1550-1650 (I don't care
if it's OOP - I've got to have some Cavalier!). It all just looks so
good. Another selling point is that it is often easier for the modern
male to get used to wearing.

I note that many in the rapier community (including myself when I was
still swashing the occasional buckle) dress late period because:
   a) That's when duello _was_, and
   b) It looks so good.

(I must also admit that my non-dress up garb mostly falls in the
"well, at least it's not _modern_" category.)

Michael the Eclectic, House Falconguard, Barony of Ponte Alto, Atlantia.
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