Alborghetti Suit: Beginnings
The plan for this suit is to make something nice and simple that fits comfortably. The style will be from 1550ish, based largely on the Moroni portrait of Count Alborghetti and his son:
Clearly, there’s not much to see on the father’s clothes, so the person of interest here is the son. A basic doublet, unpaned trunk hose with canions, falling band on the shirt collar. After going through my stash today, I think I’ll try to squeeze this out of the last 4 yards of my B. Black & Sons black tropical wool, trimmed with black velveteen. Black-on-black is a very common color scheme in the contemporary portraits (for example, the elder Alborghetti here), but it’s sorely under-represented in the SCA. Black doublet, black hose, black netherstockings (of yet undetermined fabric), black black black. I made one black suit about a million years ago, but I think I can do better than that now.
So the first step is to get out the junk fabric and work out my pattern, and then see if I actually have enough wool left to manage it…
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