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What did knights wear in civilian life?

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 8:08 pm
by Mr. D
Well, the title pretty much says it. I'm thinking just before the widespread use of gunpowder. Also, where could I buy/get instructions to make such an outfit?

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 2:59 am
by doctorsparkles
I would imagine that a knight would just wear typical civilian clothing. Depending on the knight's wealth, his clothing could be either plain or elaborate, I suppose.
I've tried making medieval clothes, without success. I have bought a small wardrobe from online retailers, such as the ones below:

www.renstore.com
www.by-the-sword.com

I haven't bought from any of the shops below, but probably will in the future:

www.tudorshoppe.com
www.ravensmoon.com

You might also try a fabric/craft store around Halloween (or anytime of the year, really) for patterns, as well as eBay for patterns and clothing. Hope this helps.

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 12:12 pm
by Blasterman
http://www.historicenterprises.com/
One of the best places for period clothing AND footwear.

http://www.revivalclothing.com/
Another good place.

To answer your question though, Dr.Sparkles nailed it.
Knights were people, just like everyone else. They just
had more money, and a higher status.
And that varied as well.

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 12:19 pm
by forester3291
Hmm.....I can't help you at all on this one Mr.D. But I want to thank Blasterman And DR sparkles. I was also wondering what Knights wore when off duty. Well...now I know :D

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 7:33 pm
by Mr. D
Thanks. I knew that knights wore pretty much what everyone else did, but I didn't know what all that would be and include. :oops: Thanks again!