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All portrayals require certain basics (clothing and minimal kit) as well as a willingness to learn and share one's knowlege
Basic clothing for a man consists of a shirt and braes of linen; headgear (such as a hood, preferably of wool); a tunic (preferably of wool); hosen (preferably of wool); and shoes (if your hosen do not have leather soles).
If your hair is "modern," you'll need a linen coif or cap.
Click the picture (left) if you want a better look at the spread of clothes
Basic clothing for a woman consists of a shift of linen; headgear (such as a head wrap or a veil and wimple); a kirtle (usually of linen); a gown (preferably of wool); hosen (preferably of wool); and shoes.
Basic personal gear consists of a belt (with pewter, tinned iron, or copper alloy fittings that include a buckle and strap end at the very least); a purse or a bag to hang from your belt; a bowl and drinking vessel (wood and ceramic are typical); a spoon (wood, horn, or pewter); a knife in a leather sheath (for a man, this could be his dagger); and a container for your goods (a cloth bag is sufficient).
You may find a second layer of clothing, spare hosen, a pair of pattens (wood- or leather-soled "overshoes"), and a cloke useful, as some of our presentations occur in seasons when cold and/or rainy weather is likely.
|John and Alys in their "undies"||John and Alys stripped down for heavy work||John and Alys in their "everyday" wear|
|John and Alys bundled up for cold weather||
As you can see, John the archer has got more stuff than just his clothes. An Archer Portrayal requires more kit than a simple commoner.
John in marching order