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Old 22 July 2010, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Slick View Post
If it only dates back to the 1300s, I should point out that a. fashion trickled down to the masses from the nobility for the most part, and b. this was not a really big time for function over form.
That may have been true for the nobility, but function over form was a big deal for others.

You'll get a much better (and more accurate) idea of what people really wore by looking at paintings (such as the illustrations in the Duc de Barry's Book of Hours) than you will looking at what's survived.

Believe me, the masses had no time, money or interest in high fashion.

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