While getting ready for both KASF and Ymir I took a good long hard look at my wardrobe.  Several items are too big and, especially in the case of my rapier armor, many of the ones that fit are nearing the end of their life span.  So I have decided to undertake the construction of a new wardrobe.  Some pieces will be kept from my current wardrobe but many will be replaced.  Below are my objectives and rules for the project as well as a list of the items that I plan to include.  I have indicated what is currently done in bold.

Objective: To assemble a new wardrobe for myself appropriate to the station of wealthy landed English gentry c1585-1595.  I will also be including in the project a much smaller wardrobe appropriate to the same class during the 14th and 15th centuries so as to have an appropriate kit for all my interests.  Some overlap is allowed with items that would have been worn by both genders and in these cases suitable gender neutral items will be made/purchased.  All items will be made using appropriate materials and techniques, although in some cases non-visible machine sewing may be used on large interior seams.  Small concessions may also be made for items that will be used on the fighting field to ensure safety.  When purchasing items (such as shoes) all effort will be made to secure the most appropriate pieces.  In the case of household items that will need to cover a wider era the most neutral items will be chosen.

16th Century Wardrobe

1.    3 gowns-1 done
2.    1 Dressing gown/night gown
3.    3 Jackets (1 best, 2 plain)-1 done
4.    2 ruffs (1 best, 1 plain)
5.    2 woman’s doublets-1 done
6.    2 pair of bodies
7.    1 petticoat bodies-2 done
8.    4 petticoats (2 best, 2 good)-1 done
9.    2 kirtles-1 done
10.    4 linen smocks (2 best, 2 good)-2 done
11.    2 partlets-1 done
12.    4 coifs (2 best, 2 good)-1 done
13.    4 forehead cloths (2 best, 2 good)-1 done
14.    5 pair cloth stockings
15.    2 pair knit stockings
16.    2 aprons (1 best, 1 good)
17.    1 hat-1 done
18.    1 pair of gloves
19.    1 purse
20.    2 pair of shoes (1 best, 1 good)-1 done
21.    1 pair of men’s boots
22.    2 night caps (1 best, 1 good)
23.    3 cloaks (1 best, 1 good, 1 riding)-1 done
24.    3 suits (doublets & trunkhose)-1 done
25.    2 fencing doublets & trunkhose-1 pair venetians done
26.    2 Jerkins
27.    5 linen shirts (2 best, 3 good)-3 done
28.    1 belt and sword hanger-done

14th/15th Century Wardrobe

1.    3 kirtles-2 done
2.    3 gowns (1 heraldic)
3.    1 brugundian gown, fur lined
4.    3 hoods-2 done
5.    3 pourpoints (1 heraldic)
6.    3 pairs of brais-4 done
7.    6 pairs of chauses
8.    2 pair cloth stockings
9.    1 pair shoes
10.    1 pair men’s boots
11.    1 leather belt-1 done
12.    1 plaque belt-1 done
13.    1 dress dagger
14.    1 purse
15.    3 smocks-1 done
16.    3 shirts
17.    4 coifs
18.    2 cloaks (1 best, 1 good)
19.    1 jupon/arming coat

Military Goods

1.    1 suit of armor
2.    1 shield
3.    2 swords
4.    1 spear-done
5.    1 pole weapon
6.    2 great swords-1 done
7.    2 bucklers-1 done
8.    1 back sword-done
9.    2 rapiers-done
10.    1 dagger-done

Household goods currently being considered for addition to the project:

1.    pewter or ceramic plate
2.    glassware
3.    table linens
4.    spoons and cutlery-spoons complete
5.    bedding
6.    hard furnishings (IE: furniture-chests, benches, chairs)
7.    rugs
8.    soft furnishings (IE: curtains, wall decorations, banners)

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