Fashion and Clothing

OOC Staff Note: This is a work in progress!

The State of Fashion

The easiest way to describe the state of clothing in the Civilized West is that 'depending on region/weather, pretty much a mixture of anything historically from about 1250 to 1680ish is fine'.

Certain 'fashion-forward' types that will tend to buck tradition may take elements from clothing as late as 1880. This isn't wholesale, though, and very unlikely especially in staunch tradionalist houses.

So, what does this mean? Well, pretty much, movie-style fantasy garb. If you've been sitting next to a historical clothing afficianado while watching something like The Tudors, Game of Thrones, or pretty much any movie set in the ear of kings, queens, and knights and heard their sharp intakes of breath and minor ragefits over how 'such-and-such collar didn't exist in xxxx year' or 'my god, that's LATE RENNAISSANCE FRENCH and they are using it in PRE RENNAISSANCE ITALY' you'll probably breathe a sigh of relief when we say: we have two of those sorts of people on staff. We know your pain.

That said, in large part because most people are NOT historical costumers; if it's something you've seen in a movie or TV show, it's probably fine. If you want more nitty-gritty details, the tabs below should be a big help as a guideline.

Overview

Textiles

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Noble Women's Clothing

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Noble Men's Clothing

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Commoners Garb

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