This is the webpage of a group whose aim is to improve the kit and clothes of a UK seventeenth century Civil War reenactment group, using the most up to date references and research. Feel free to comment on any of the subjects raised here and return often as I want to keep the discussion lively and ongoing.

Please look at the extra tabs on the right hand side. The newbie section is the place for basic kit if you're just beginning to reenact the 1640s. Haberdashery has lots of detail about colours, buttons, tapes etc.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

The 1642 Tailor

It's been almost a year since I last posted here I'm afraid. I've been busy with other projects and have neglected rather my first foray into blogging. I intend to remedy that in the next month or two with an in depth study of a 17th century shirt. I went to see and photograph Sir Henry Slingsby's shirt in Knaresborough and I"m going to have a go at making a replica.

 In the meantime, I'd like to recommend my other blog on clothes which sprung from here, but which I felt would do better with a fresh approach.

The 1642 Tailor is a back-to-basics round up of how to kit yourself out for time travel back to the English Civil War and if that's not enough, I also have another blog, The 1640s Picturebook which is collecting as many images as I can find from the period in England. The images are described and are searchable by theme and key words. If you haven't looked at either, I would suggest you spend an hour or so and see what you think.


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