Now, I’m more interested in the authenticity of the fighting than the look of the clothes. I have had all too much experience of badly fitting, cheaply made, poorly tailored “historical” clothing that was not particularly representative of what it should have been in terms of the specifics of how it hung, how it moved, how comfortable it was… Maybe it “looked” the part, but it wasn’t right. As a result of this experience, I know that including that sort of thing in my HEMA practice would not help me achieve any authenticity in the fighting. In fact, it would get in the way and create as least as many artefacts and anachronisms as modern clothing.
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