Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Elizabethan Men's Accessories by ladyrose04 Elizabethan Men's Accessories by ladyrose04
This year Don was given a character change just a couple of weeks before Bristol opened this year. Normally the rule is new character=new clothes. Given the short time, we had to make due with what we had on hand. His old suit, [link] was very distinctive so visually a large enough change needed to be made so people could identify him as a new character and as someone now above the peerage line. I made a new jerkin out of brown leather (left over from the same hide that made the pauldrons and trim on the other jerkin) and a new hat. The jerkin is slashed diagonally with gold cording couched on the edge of the slashes on the front and slashed vertically and diagonally and vertically on the back with the same treatment. The jerkin is lined with red silk that shows through the slashes. Small ruby clusters decorate the tops of the slashes and at points in the middle. The hat is a stylized flat cap made of black wool and interlined with wool felt for body. The brim is wired and padded with one piece of wool felt. Gold cord was couched on the edge of the hat and three pieces of cord were braided for the hatband with points added for decoration.

I am pleased that with these two changes it really did look like a different suit. Thus far of all the hats I have made I think this one is my favorite. Posted with Don's permission. Photo courtesy of Mark Meier: [link]
No comments have been added yet.

Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
December 7, 2008
Image Size
522 KB
Resolution
550×660
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
2,301 (1 today)
Favourites
20 (who?)
Comments
0
Downloads
398

Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D3
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
300 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Jul 12, 2008, 1:51:44 PM