The Brazen Burgundian - Costume and Culture in 15th Century Burgundy...and France

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Sometimes you just need help
New Article: The Tailoring of the Pourpoint of King Chaarles VI Revealed by Tasha D. Kelly
Knitted hose, who knows....
My Weekend as a 15th century cripple


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Sometimes you just need help

Life has been pretty crazy of late. I was promoted in to a new role that is much busier than my previous role, and my personal life has also become a bit more complex of late. Due to this, my ability to allocate time to working through translations from the Philip the Good clothing project has shrunk significantly. I don't want the project to completely halt, so I tested using the  service that was recommended to me to employ qualified freelance translators. I tried using auto-translation tools; however, there is far too much detail and nuance to make them a viable resource.

New Article: The Tailoring of the Pourpoint of King Chaarles VI Revealed by Tasha D. Kelly

Hey everyone,

It's been almost two months since I've added new content to the site. I have been crazy busy both in the SCA running the reign of the current King and Queen as well as outside the SCA buying a new house, moving, starting a new job and vacation. I promise I won't be gone this long again.

I have added an awesome to new article by Tasha D. Kelly to the articles section of the website: The Tailoring of the Pourpoint of King Charles VI Revealed. While this garment is late 14th century, it provides incredibly valuable insight in to the construction and tailoring of garments from the 15th century as well.

Knitted hose, who knows....

No topic will polarize historical knitting enthusiasts quite like the topic of knitted hose pre-16th century. The vast majority of the people I have talked to in my past twenty-odd years in the SCA adamantly insist that knitted hose do not exist before the mid 16th century. After all, there are extant examples and various wardrobe accounts, including Elizabeth I's own inventory records and Eleanor of Toledo's extant stockings, that support this theory. There is little evidence that supports knitted hose preexisting this period, therefor hard lines are drawn.

Clothing Galleries

Historically I have not been much of a clothing process blogger; however, I am looking to change that in the future. I do however have a bunch of clothing galleries that you can peruse HERE

The Brazen Burgundian is a Thing!

I decided that I wanted to completely overhaul  my personal website and turn it in to a resource for those, who like me, love to research 15th century Burgundy ...and by extension France. I am partnering with some great people to assist in translations and as well as compiling all the information I have on tutorials, research, articles, links, etc. I hope that it is well received.