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darkwolfie and I caught a few minutes of tonight's episode of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, where they made of this guy who apparently plays with MSR, Ltd, otherwise known as The Kingdom of Acre.  Said guy has a roommate, also a medievalist, and the Fab Five went through his room, too, where they discovered a tunic made out of crushed velvet.

"Crushed velvet!" says my beloved.  "I'd never be caught dead in crushed velvet."

I was waiting for him to say something like "it's way too girly," or "it'd be too hot."

"It's not period."

Bliss.  My husband is a garb snob.  (He's a garb snob who doesn't sew, mind, but still...)  I'm so proud.

i feel: giggly giggly

10 trips or shoot the rapids
baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: July 19th, 2006 10:24 am (UTC) (base camp)
I am just that kind of garb snob too.
My thought was "crushed velvet? Please. How long has he been active to still have that first tunic?"
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 19th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I was thinking that the poor guy didn't have anyone to sew for him, nor any skills to barter for garb.
chite From: chite Date: July 19th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I LOVE. That's so sweet.
orlacarey From: orlacarey Date: July 19th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC) (base camp)
We watched the whole episode. I'm sad to say it was just as bad as I expected it to be.
From: reasdream Date: July 19th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm waiting for the highlights to be on YouTube
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: July 19th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC) (base camp)
spotweld From: spotweld Date: July 19th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Wasn't it sorta a mistake when they gave him a shield with the of his "period name" based on information from an actual college of arms?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 19th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC) (base camp)
It didn't come from a college of arms, it came from some sort of an historic names emporium. Thing is, I search House of Names for Marshall, and I get this. I search allfamilycrests.com and I find this. Neither of which look like what they put on his wall. Thing is, he plays in a group which splintered off from the SCA, and if James Marshall was famous in period, in the SCA, he shouldn't be able to use the name. I don't know about his group, but I would imagine not.

Anyway, my point is, I don't trust that that device had anything but a passing connection with any Marshall family. It was pretty, though, and those fuckers run about $350.
spotweld From: spotweld Date: July 19th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC) (base camp)
So it's essential as real as one of those "International Star Registry" certificates. Nice to look at, at least.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 19th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Kinda. Thing is, I search on Dooley, and they're almost always the same, so there is a speck of truth to them. I'm just thinking that they didn't care for the Marshall arms (gules, a bnd fusilly or, which is a red shield with a band of gold diamonds going from upper left to bottom right), and picked something more interesting.
10 trips or shoot the rapids