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1470s Florentine by ColonelLiamRoss 1470s Florentine by ColonelLiamRoss
I realized this afternoon that I don't have any decent shots of my 1470s Italian/Florentine clothes up. Sure there was the 1470s Cioppa a couple of years ago but things have improved a little since then. I still don't know if this could be termed 'decent' because you can see so very little of it. But it satiated the desire to do a Lorenzo de' Medici photoshoot tonight so there it is.

Admittedly, there's not much that's 'Lorenzo' about this. It actually strikes me more as Angelo Poliziano, who was one of Lorenzo's poet buddies and potential lover: [link] He's second from the right. I've never really been one for slashing the historical ppl but there's something wildly romantic about Lorenzo and Poliziano, if that was indeed the case.

Anyways, the clothes. The doublet is made of wool flannel and lined with linen - entirely hand-sewn with the peculiar and very Italian u-shaped dip where the collar joins the back of the doublet. The shirt is linen and hand-sewn as well, though it actually belongs to my German jaeger kit (pictures of THAT to follow in a week or two). The chaperon is wool flannel, rolled and rolled, to give it the right look. The boots are leather and made by hand. They too go with the German hunting outfit but are generic enough to pass for medieval boots of any culture. And riding breeches. Because I STILL don't have a decent pair of hosen.

This, by the way, is the only angle at which I like my nose.
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Edme Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Amazing work! Plus, you're so cute as a guy ( I mean as a girl too, but I like guys so... xD).
ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha, thanks! :) :)
lotsabots Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Wow! This is superb! I cannot believe you hand-sewed it! :wow:
The craftsmanship is amazing!

The entire ensemble is so gorgeously put together. Simply wonderful!

P.S. If you don't mind me asking, are you male or female? Because you look quite male here, given the shadow around your jaw, but your name is Alison, which is usually a girl's name where I'm from.
If you are a man: bravo on the superior sewing skills! I don't know many men who could make something so beautiful.
If you are a woman: props for being so convincing in male garb! I have never been able to pull it off, hard as I might try.
ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the lovely comment! Hand-sewing does take a while but the results are usually sooo satisfying.

Hahaha, I'm a girl. Glad to hear the gender-bend is convincing. I've got a hard-core one to do this June so I'm happy it's working here. I've yet to see a guy who is really into sewing, sadly to say... :(

Thanks again!
lotsabots Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Wow! You really are a convincing guy! Good luck in June!
fishandman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
you're so awesome.
ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! And pony ftw... :D
Happydonut Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
You have a beautiful smile!
ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha, thanks.
SirChristopher Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Must. Resist. Assassin's Creed. Reference!

It is a nice costume, btw :D
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