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Jared Lambert




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PostPosted: Sat 06 Nov, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Time hosen replaced chausses?         Reply with quote

So i'm looking at putting together at least a soft kit for the ren fest next year and wanted to know at about what time did chausses get replace by hosen im looking at a roughly mid 15th century kit possibly a little before 1428-1450. Any replies are greatly appreciated.

(Both examples are from Revival Clothing.)



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Glennan Carnie




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PostPosted: Sat 06 Nov, 2010 9:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Based on the visual evidence, for anyone of status - or aspiring to status - would be wearing joined hose (I shall use the more common English terms rather than the French/German terms preferred by Americans). That would include most soldiers.

Single leg (unjoined) hose, held with multiple points to a doublet, seem to be fairly common. They are also a good combination of coverage and movement.

Single-leg, single-pointed hose would be available, but mainly for those of lower status.

If you have the option get your hose fitted to your leg by a professional hosier. Hose should be skin-tight, which is difficult to achieve off-the-peg (unless you go for modern stretchy materials)
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Jared Lambert




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PostPosted: Sat 06 Nov, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks I will be getting some hose then. On the materials ill be either making or buying some cotton hose wool is just too warm for where i live the ren fest is feb.- march and its still about 80 to 90 degrees outside (i live in a desert). I dont know of and proffesional hosiers or where to find one.
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