Sunday, May 26, 2013

What Not To Wear...11th Century Style

Gale R. Owen-Crocker of has a great post on how the clothes of the guys in the Bayeux Tapestry often depicts the status and character of the men involved.

For example, "We then Guy [Count of Ponthieu,(d.1100)] being confronted by William’s messengers who look bigger and more intimidating then the men from Ponthieu. Guy is now shown wearing a cloak over an embroidered tunic with colorful yellow and green garters and carrying an axe. Owen-Crocker believes that the tunic he is wearing was made of fur, making the count look decadent and wimpy."

The post's definitely worth a read.