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Delmonico:
Lets have folks post pictures of their outfits, don't matter if it's historical or silver screen, tell us why you chose the items in it.  Also lets us know where you wear it, SASS, NCOWS, GAF, Living History events or a como of any and all.

I'll start this off with one of mine I like, the original picture was taken at a living history demo, you will note the items are well worn, even patched, I like that for these demos, it gives me the look I want.

I cropped everything I could out of it to show the clothes as best I can.  Watch you eyes, some folks will say it's a bit busy. ;)



The hat is a reject blank of good quality from Stetson, has 13 years of wear, the inside sweat band it wool and the hat band it wool also, then sized to fit my head.  Would have been a good quality expensive hat so it holds it's shape with out stiffner.

The glasses are from a modern optical store, they look like blued steel, but are titanium, they do have glass lens though.  I also have two pair of originals from the period, funny thing is, to have lens made, the have to be poly carb because of the thickness the glass would have to have.

The suspenders are just plain elastic ones, I prefer them as I'm up and down a lot and they do date from before the Civil War although not as common as the non-elastic ones and more expensive.

The apron does not show that well, but purple with little flowers on it, a left over from a quilt project.

The banndana is cotton, 36"X36", I bought a yard of material and seamed the edges, I don't like silk ones around a fire.

The shirt is one I made several years ago, has a couple patches that don't show.

The pants are a well worn pair of Wah ones.  The brown near the rear pocket it coruroy, they are well worn and needed help.



I noticed something working on the picture, and even remember it well, guess you could call it taking PC a bit far,



a fairly nice but fairly minor burn from the handle of the coffe pot from earier in the day.

One thing I have noticed and work to do when I choose an outfit is to not only think about how it looks in color, but also in sepia tone, because so many of use sepia tone pictures for the look.



Also I think about how it looks in B&W, since the original photos were that way and the sepia comes with afe.  some of my childhood pictures are doing that.  Also a lot of times at these events there is a reporter and photographer from the local paper and most often they will be B&W if they get printed.



All in all, this combo holds up pretty well all three ways.





Four-Eyed Buck:
Del, I went through what I have on file in my unit, most were taken at matches over the years, so there aren't any real close ups. Might give some idea as to what is worn by SASS members at the local level. I'll put some up, if you think they'll suffice............Buck 8) ::)

Delmonico:

--- Quote from: Four-Eyed Buck on January 30, 2009, 07:15:05 PM ---Del, I went through what I have on file in my unit, most were taken at matches over the years, so there aren't any real close ups. Might give some idea as to what is worn by SASS members at the local level. I'll put some up, if you think they'll suffice............Buck 8) ::)

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Go for it, the more information we have, the more there is for folks to look at.

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Delmonico:
Here is another set, from another day, to lazy to stand and watch the Chicken Fried Steak cook.

The first one has some weird light glare in a couple of places:



Easy to fix with digital:



Somehow the same bandanna and apron, another shirt I made and have patched, plus a set of Frontier Classics pants, also patched up.

Hard to see, but different boots, no mule ears and proper leather soles.  (Anyone notice the rubber soles on the ones in the first picture?)

And the sepia:



And the B&W:



This outfit holds up well all three ways also.

Four-Eyed Buck:
Okay, the first one I'll put up is Susie in what would be considered B-Western for a SASS match. IIRC, none of this is WAH, but a smattering of makers found at a typical Western Wear store in this area( darn few of them now)

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