[HNW] Forepart

Sue Clemenger mooncat at in-tch.com
Mon Apr 5 19:11:13 PDT 2004

Begging the obvious, but it's just a particular style.  It's not meant 
to close in front--think of things like some coats on 18th c. gentlemen, 
or the reoccuring fashion in my lifetime, certainly, to wear a coat or 
jacket "open."
--sue, who got into late-16th c. costuming so she had something to put 
her embroidery *on*! <g>

Susan Farmer wrote:

> I think this one is even worse .....
> <http://www.goldsword.com/sfarmer/SCA/Paintings/gower_MaryDenton48.jpg>
> You see just enough of the skirt -- What's with the black "overdress"
> that doesn't meet in the front .....
> Jerusha

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