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Although there is a lot of variety, tayloring arts weren't very advanced.  Most [[garb]] is a variant on the bacic [t-tunic], with interesting acessories.  The length and width of the tunic changes, the colours and manner of deccoration change, etc, to make distinctive cultural dress.  
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Although there is a lot of variety, tailoring arts weren't very advanced.  Most [[garb]] is a variant on the basic [[t-tunic]], with interesting accessories.  The length and width of the tunic changes, the colours and manner of deccoration change, etc, to make distinctive cultural dress.  
  
 
[[T-tunic]]s are for everyone in this [[period]] - change the [[fabric]] from loosely woven [[wool]]s and [[linnen]]s to finely woven wools, linnen and [[silk]]s to change from rich to poor.  Add lots of decorative [[braid]] or [[embroidery]] to indicate [[wealth]].  Harder to obtain colours like [[purple]], [[blue]] and [[green]] indicate wealth, while [[yellow]], duller [[red]]s and oranges, boring [[brown]]s etc were colours for the poorer.  [[Black]] occured, but was rarely colourfast, a colour for the rich, but most would prefer a garment that still looked good (rather than faded) in a months time.  In later periods, black becomes more common.
 
[[T-tunic]]s are for everyone in this [[period]] - change the [[fabric]] from loosely woven [[wool]]s and [[linnen]]s to finely woven wools, linnen and [[silk]]s to change from rich to poor.  Add lots of decorative [[braid]] or [[embroidery]] to indicate [[wealth]].  Harder to obtain colours like [[purple]], [[blue]] and [[green]] indicate wealth, while [[yellow]], duller [[red]]s and oranges, boring [[brown]]s etc were colours for the poorer.  [[Black]] occured, but was rarely colourfast, a colour for the rich, but most would prefer a garment that still looked good (rather than faded) in a months time.  In later periods, black becomes more common.
  
Girls wear longer tunics (at least ankle length), while guys wear shorter tunics (from just above height to ankle length, the longer ones sometime slit up the side for free movement).  Guys might wear braes (loose pants) under their tunics, or hose (sometimes hose would have soles sewn to them, rather than wear [[shoe]]s). [[Viking]]s wore leg wrappings to keep their braes out of the way.
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Women wear longer tunics (at least ankle length), while men wear shorter tunics (from just above the knee to ankle length, the longer ones sometime slit up the side for free movement).  Men might wear braes (loose pants) under their tunics, or [[hose]] (sometimes hose would have soles sewn to them, rather than wear [[shoe]]s). [[Viking]]s wore [[wickelbander|leg wrapping]]s to keep their [[braies]] out of the way.
  
Further east, out of europe, fashions change a bit, but in byantium, they were also wearing their own kind of t-tunic by about [[1000]].
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Further east, out of [[Europe]], fashions change a bit, but in [[Byzantine|Byzantium]], they were also wearing their own kind of t-tunic by about [[1000]].
  
 
=== External Links ===
 
=== External Links ===
* Clothing of the "[[Celt]]s". - http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/celtic/intro.html
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* Clothing of the "[[Celt]]s". - http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/celtic/
* How to construct an easy [[peplos]] - http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/MelanieWilson/femaledr.htm
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* How to Construct an Easy [[Peplos]] - http://web.onetel.net.uk/~npwilson/maering/femaledr.htm
* Frankish Costume http://www.kipar.demon.co.uk/frankish.html
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* [[Frank]]ish Costume http://reocities.com/Athens/Forum/6948/
* [[Pagan]] and Christian "English". Also has a bit on Kentish-frankish - http://www.angelcynn.org.uk/clothing.html
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* [[Pagan]] and Christian "English". Also has a bit on Kentish-frankish - http://mahan.wonkwang.ac.kr/link/med/england/anglo-saxon/culture/dress.html
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* Echna's 5th Century Irish-Celtic Garb. - http://www.celticgarb.org/clothing/main.html
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* Atlantian A&S Links: Clothing By Century - http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=319
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Latest revision as of 18:07, 28 November 2010

Although there is a lot of variety, tailoring arts weren't very advanced. Most garb is a variant on the basic t-tunic, with interesting accessories. The length and width of the tunic changes, the colours and manner of deccoration change, etc, to make distinctive cultural dress.

T-tunics are for everyone in this period - change the fabric from loosely woven wools and linnens to finely woven wools, linnen and silks to change from rich to poor. Add lots of decorative braid or embroidery to indicate wealth. Harder to obtain colours like purple, blue and green indicate wealth, while yellow, duller reds and oranges, boring browns etc were colours for the poorer. Black occured, but was rarely colourfast, a colour for the rich, but most would prefer a garment that still looked good (rather than faded) in a months time. In later periods, black becomes more common.

Women wear longer tunics (at least ankle length), while men wear shorter tunics (from just above the knee to ankle length, the longer ones sometime slit up the side for free movement). Men might wear braes (loose pants) under their tunics, or hose (sometimes hose would have soles sewn to them, rather than wear shoes). Vikings wore leg wrappings to keep their braies out of the way.

Further east, out of Europe, fashions change a bit, but in Byzantium, they were also wearing their own kind of t-tunic by about 1000.

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