Clothing for Men
A great sword or dagger deserves a great costume. Grab one of these to complement your collection. Oh, and chicks dig guys in garb.
Devil Travails T-Shirt
Letter of Marque T-Shirt
Medieval Boots and Shoes
Civil War Canteen
Lightweight, Baggy Cotton Pants with inner Pocket
Studded Leather Armor Vest with Straps - Size Medium
Altair's Grey Cotton Undertunic
Assassin's Creed II Ezio Gloves
Assassin's Creed II Ezio Red Sash Belt
Assassin's Creed II Ezio Shirt
Official Henry VIII Courtly Pants
Official Henry VIII Courtly White Shirt from The Tudors
Official Henry VIII Cross Shirt from The Tudors
Full Sleeve, XV Century, Cotton Arming Doublet, Black/Ecru
Heavy Duty Cotton Gambeson
Black Satin Sash
15th Century Slashed Doublet with Custom Trim
Gentry Shirt - Renaissance Scottish-Style Shirt with Collar and Buttons
Leather Head Wrap
Roughneck Medieval Pants - Lightweight, Baggy Cotton Pants with Deep Pockets
Red Cotton Sash
Stylish Medieval Tunic Shirt
Official Henry VIII Castle Top Boots from The Tudors
Civil War Cap
Medieval Hooded Cape
Footman's Leather Armor Vest - Adjustable Leather Armor Vest - Small Size
Veteran's Leather Armor- Leather Armor Vest with Flat Lacing
Assassin's Creed Red Sash
Leather Cavalier Hat
Musketeer Shirt - White Cotton Shirt with Lace Collar and Sleeves
Decorative Musketeer Tabbard with Fleur de Lys
Reversible Hooded Twill Cloak with Free Cloak Pin
Scottish Style Doublet with Removable Sleeves
Velvet Renaissance Breeches with Button Fly
Swordsman Shirt - Stylish Medieval Shirt with Puffed Sleeves
Lionheart Medieval Vest - Cotton-Twill Vest with Lacing Grommets
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)
You want to pick a fight with someone? Tell them their grandfather wore dresses. The funny thing (besides the whole male-wearing-a-dress joke) is that you probably won't be lying.
Some of you are probably nodding your head and smiling, realizing that I am speaking of that period of time when Breeching of boys was a common occurrence. Others of you are fidgeting uncomfortably and remembering those pictures of grandpa wearing that negligee and eight ounces of eye makeup.
Breeching was the hysterical (and historical) custom of watching your son get fitted with his first pair of pants. Hysterical because until that precise moment, your son wore dresses for all of his life. No, it's not some weird sub-meaning of the word dress. No, the word dress didn't once mean something else. Not long ago, sons wore dresses until they were about 6 or 7 years old. Flowery, lacy, flowing, beautiful, J. Edgar Hoover dresses. Talk about un-seamly.
Breeching was a ceremony held for a son, a rite of passage so to speak, when they moved from gay, cross-dressing toddler to heterosexual, sword-wearing boy. (editor's note: Our writer is a gay cross-dresser, so he means no insult by this) (Writer's note: No, I'm not).
The ceremony was elaborate, with many of the boy's relatives and friends there to watch it (and you thought having a horde of people sing Happy Birthday to you was embarrassing). The boy would give up his dresses for good and put on his first pair of breeches. He would often get a ceremonial sword to strap on too, just to make sure he understood that he was a man now and was supposed to kill things.
Inspired by Model SBSO-GRACIDMARBREECHES