George Doesn't, Gerard Does!

[As posted in I Like to Wear Tights--when IS this site going to do the combining they keep mentioning, anyway?]

For the last few decades, I've participated in the Society for Creative Anachronism. (You can see sca.org for info.) And I admit I chose the period for my persona--the person I wanted to portray--in large part because I liked the men's fashions of the 15th c. Which means bias-cut close-fitting hosen, for which the usual modern equivalent is machine-knit tights.

Each pair with a codpiece, which I've sewed myself. (Can't buy those from the dance-supply places!) I was amused in retrospect to find that I'd been assertively declaring for a month or two that I was not going to wear a cod, apparently as a psychiatristless method of desensitization so I could wear one.

My first was black, same as the hosen. Later I've gone particolor, with the cod reversing the colors of the tights. As currently seen at http://www.armourandswords.com/p-3512-doublet-hose-and-cap-set-gh0050.aspx except mine have been black & white and/or red.

Gerard's SCA coat of arms is the pic you see w/ this and all my other posts.
GeorgeTSLC GeorgeTSLC
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Dec 16, 2012