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I'm done substituting as a linear algebra instructor for the summer, and all I have left to worry about is the wedding & dissertation research and maybe the department's fall picnic, so of course I'm doing my level best to come up with unrelated projects.

I've been doing a little bit of research into c. 1320 clothing for [livejournal.com profile] glasseye. For some reason, the early fourteenth century is very unpopular in costuming circles. It looks to me as if the characteristic garment is a fairly baggy tunic, somewhere between knee-length and ankle-length (working men prefer the shorter version), with sleeves that are loose at the upper arm and become very tight toward the wrist.

The second Saint Eligius image clearly shows buttons from wrist to elbow. Anyone have suggestions for cutting a sleeve like this? I'm assuming it's more or less a rectangular construction trapezoid? What about places to buy buttons?

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Date: 2008-07-30 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sablebadger.livejournal.com
Dunno why, looks pretty comfortable.

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Date: 2008-07-30 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lubeck.livejournal.com
hahahah he looks just like the apes!

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Date: 2008-07-30 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glasseye.livejournal.com
I'm hairier though.

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Date: 2008-07-30 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glasseye.livejournal.com
The Manesse Codex is another possible source, though IIRC it's not solidly dated (~1300-1340.)

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Date: 2008-07-30 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jinian.livejournal.com
I have no useful input, but I am greatly enjoying the Africanized bees and evolution in action!

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Date: 2008-07-31 11:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aryanhwy.livejournal.com
I would so love to get Joel into an outfit like Walter de Helyon is wearing on the effigies page. Unfortunately, he has 100% vetoed tights. :(

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