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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:

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

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
One of the best places for period clothing AND footwear.
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. 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!