Looking for Norman clothing.

lordmaille

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Ok soon I am going portray a Norman Milite (knight) for Higgins Armoury in Worcester Mass, and although i have the chain-maille, and the braies, chausses, belt, helmet, and sword, I need to find a good company that makes Norman tunics from about the years 1060-1100.
 

doleniel

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www.garbtheworld.com seems like a good site. I'm assuming what you want is either the Anglo-Saxon tunic or the Anglo-Norman tunic . I think the first is misnamed, the pattern layout is almost exactly the same as one I have seen of a Norman cotte. The only difference I can see between the two is the fullness of the lower half of the tunic and the amount and placing of the trim. This site has a large variety of materials, trims, etc. I would not recommend the velvet, as it is panne (crushed stretch velvet) and panne tends to look very costumey (which I don't think is what you are going for). Otherwise, this all looks pretty good. I found a few other sites, mostly through this page, but garb the world seemed to have the best quality and most options. If you don't find anything that suits you, I also am willing to take commisions, but I need a bit of time (not too much, for this kind of thing, but maybe a little longer than another person might) because I will shortly be very busy with my costume work at school.
 

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Making a basic tunic is really quite simple if you know anyone who can use a sewing machine. It really is mostly a basic T shape, with some nice lining around the neck and sleeve openings if you can find some. Very cheap, quick and basic.

Try these costuming basics links from my re-enacting group:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~bill/handbook/tunic.html

http://members.iinet.net.au/~bill/handbook/basic.html

http://members.iinet.net.au/~bill/handbook/fabrics.html

You probably know this if you've got all the mail, but wearing nice tunics with chainmail is a shame, because the chain can chew the tunic to pieces with time. My girlfriend has threatened me with violence if i wear my chain with the nice tunics she's made me :)
 

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I have an uncle called Norman ... well actually it's NOOR-rrrrMANnnAnnnooograooo but its close enough for me .
What kinda clothes are you looking for ?
Robes? Do you need robes ? Is it robes?
Cause if you need Norman robes we're sweet , I'll go to his hovel right now and give old uncle NOOR-rrrrMANnnAnnnooograooo his one way trip into a shallow , robeless grave.
But I have to get something decent for the robes I'm selling you .
I want ....ummm ..fuuuck ...ah ,just get me some glue to sniff , I have enough PCP and sniffing glue seems to make me more of a people person .
 
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