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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).
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha, thanks! :) :)
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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.
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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!
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lotsabots Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Wow! You really are a convincing guy! Good luck in June!
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fishandman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
you're so awesome.
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! And pony ftw... :D
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Happydonut Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
You have a beautiful smile!
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha, thanks.
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SirChristopher Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Must. Resist. Assassin's Creed. Reference!

It is a nice costume, btw :D
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, no, go right ahead! It's pretty much why I decided to take these shots.

And thanks. :D
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SirChristopher Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Oh, well thats good then :D
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Nefthys Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Gotta say, I'm loving the 5 o'clock shadow.
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, dude. It worked out pretty well here. Stipple sponge + black hairspray ftw!
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ShalamarDelorian Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this because it is so specific. alot of people don't appreciate the subtl nuances and changes from year to year and country to country. They think all fashion looks the same for the whole decade. This is wonderful.
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the lovely comment! It's rare to find someone who understands the differences between decades let alone INSIDE decades! :D
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celticgirl27 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
okay... just coming across your page I find you to be very personable and humorous (I'm sure your nose looks good at other angles), so great job! I'm really loving your work.
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! Glad you like all of the insanity. :D Yeah, my nose isn't bad but it doesn't always look as awesome as it does here. LOL
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Idzit Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Artist
shutupomgthisissoeffingfantastic.

I love this. zomg, you are a gorgeous medieval boy.


lurve.
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahahaha, omg your comment spawned so many lols! Thanks so much! I sometimes think that medieval guys would have been the hottest things going so I'm totally glad to do that hotness some justice!
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Idzit Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Artist
ha ha ha ha ha

They very well could have been! Specially with that Beatles haircut, Raowr!
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zephyrofgod Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hosen are evil, and only look good on a small portion of the population. Still, I love that chaperon!
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh man, they're evil to make! Though I've only ever attempted one pair (and that was with a shite pattern). Yeah, I like the chaperon too except it's wayyyy too tight.
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zephyrofgod Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No kidding! I don't know how our late-period personae'd people handle the whole aspect of making them. It's an area I definitely don't want to touch.

Yeah, I'll so take the ease of tunics. Won't lie.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're amazing. :)
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :)
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