Monthly Archives: June 2012

I Want Your Bodice

Is there anything more beautiful than a woman who can’t breathe? Or so seemed to be the mindset in 16th to 18th century Europe when women’s fashion was ribcage-crushingly tight. One of these taut garments was known as a “bodice.” … Continue reading

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Historical Clothing Realm Photo Contest!

We just started our first Photo Contest over on the Historical Clothing Realm Facebook page. How to enter? Just upload a picture of you wearing or displaying one of our products, or it can be a medieval themed item as … Continue reading

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Guide to Renaissance Swag, Men’s Edition:

Once More into the Breeches, Dear Friends We speaketh not of water-spouting tubes, nor gaps in yonder wall – Nay, hose and breeches simply art the finest legwear of them all! In addition to their many-layered top dressings, men of … Continue reading

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Here – You Have a Little Teutonic on Your Cape

What do you get when you cross an ancient German with a set of dishware? Teutonic plates! It’s not funny unless you realize that “Teutons” refer to an ancient race of Germanic people. Or unless you heart geology. The term … Continue reading

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Guide to Renaissance Swag, Men’s Edition

Quick – Get Me Some Fashion, on the Doublet!  O’ Doublet, mine Doublet, how ornamental and tight-fitted thou art! I am not sure if I love thee or if thou simply chokest my heart… We began with the Camicia – … Continue reading

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Guide to Renaissance Swag, Men’s Edition:

Rebirth of the Puffy Shirt What a gentleman thou art – draped in the finest silk that one might wish Your camicia divine, sleeves puffed heartily like a noble blowfish! At the incoming of the 15th century, Fashion rose from … Continue reading

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We’re Giving Away a FREE Medieval Shirt! The Sweepstakes Have Started!

Hello HCR Fans, We’re excited to kick off our monthly sweepstakes with a bang. We’re giving away a FREE medieval Swordman’s or Swordwoman’s Shirt over on our Facebook Fan Page. Just for entering into the sweepstakes you’ll get a chance … Continue reading

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Guide to Renaissance Swag, Part 2

Thy beauty inspires, fair peasant, though thy coin purse does lack. I shall admire thee as thou shoppest from the clearance rack! Part 2 is our Ode to the Modern Day Peasant Girl. Whether you’re ordering off the Dollar Menu … Continue reading

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Guide to Renaissance Swag, Part 1

Hast thou purchased tickets to a Renaissance Faire, Yet this one query plagues thee: “Alas! What to wear?” Choosing a renaissance costume to attend the latest Ren Faire isn’t just an afterthought – your wardrobe sets the tone for your … Continue reading

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