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Mens Household

STATION:

                Before designing your garb, you need to decide what type of role you wish to play within the household.  Guards, Chefs, and a Nobleman’s Attendant (to name a few) would be members of the Upper Household and would wear nicer clothing than a Lower Servant such as a Dishwasher.  (All guild members are welcome to make both Upper Household and Lower Servant garb so that they may switch roles as they wish or at need.)


UPPER HOUSEHOLD:

  • Shirt- Of white or ivory cotton or linen, it should tie or lace closed and have a simple standing collar.
  • Hosen- Of cotton, linen, wool, or leather, they should be full length and closely fitted.  Heavy dancer’s tights or cotton leggings work nicely.  If you choose to make them, make sure the fabric has some give to it.  (stretches a bit)
  • Long Jerkin- Of cotton, linen, wool, or leather, this is a semi-fitted (not too tight) sleeveless doublet which ends about mid-thigh. It may button, lace, or hook closed, but please keep metal to a minimum.
  • Hat- A black or dark colored flat cap.  No ostrich or peacock feather decorations, but other feathers work nicely.
  • Shoes- Leather boots or loafers can work well, for more accurate footwear check the links provided

LOWER SERVANT:

  • Shirt- Of white or ivory cotton or linen, it should tie or lace closed and have a simple standing collar.
  • Breeches- Of cotton, linen, or wool, they should be no longer than the bottom of the knee and gathered at knee and waist and have a triangular fly flap.
  • Jerkin- Of cotton, linen, wool, or leather, this is a loosely fitted, sleeveless doublet. It may button, lace, or hook closed, but please keep metal to a minimum.
  • Hat- A white or ivory muffin cap or coif, and  black or dark colored flat cap. 
  • Shoes- Leather boots or loafers can work well, for more accurate footwear check the links provided
  • Hose- Knee high knit cotton socks
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