ARN - Newby Question

BrianC brianc at
Fri Apr 14 09:54:04 PDT 2000

Don Etienne is correct, especially about lowland Scots. As for patterns you
might try looking to Janet Arnold's book, The Patterns of Fashion: The Cut
and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women c1560-1620. The catch is you
will have to draft a pattern yourself, the benefit is great documentation on
how the garments were made. You may try Panther Loges or Smoke and Fire as
they may have patterns for doublets and jerkins to sell.

Panther Lodges
P.O. Box 32 St. Rt 33
Normantown, WV 25267

Smoke and Fire

Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc.

By the way, what area do you live in, there maybe someone close by that can
offer more assistance.

Don Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ansteorra-rapier at
[mailto:owner-ansteorra-rapier at]On Behalf Of Theron Bretz
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 6:01 AM
To: ansteorra-rapier at
Subject: Re: ARN - Newby Question

Well, I have a leather jerkin pattern (or can make one off of my jerkin),
but it's not "Scottish".  One of the most common misconceptions surrounding
the Scots in period is that they had developed the stereotypical national
dress one sees today at highland games, Warner Brothers cartoons, and the
hideously incorrect Braveheart.  In fact, a 16th century Scot pretty much
dressed the same as a 16th century Englishman.  His clothes might have been
made from coarser materials, but even that would depend on his social

Don Etienne

----- Original Message -----
From: Curtis Myers <myersc at>
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Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 11:13 PM
Subject: ARN - Newby Question

> Does any one have a pattern for a leather fighting Jerkin, or something
> that can be made to look Scottish?
> Caerell MacDomnaill
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