As promised, here's a quick run-down of the stuff I've made for my b/f, Vasilii Alexeev, a 15th century nobleman from eastern Russia:
Vasilii's striva, or long undershirt (the neckline of which is not really correct; but e'll get to that in another post)...and pants.
Armpit gusset in the shirt that goes all the way down to the hem of the shirt (instead of just being a little diamond- or square-shaped insert in the armpit). Classic Russian? No. But it does give him a great range of movement for fighting.
His shuba, which is a "light weight," fur-lined, knee-length coat, open at the top and closed below the waist. Fur-lined? In Texas?? Hell no. But I did trim the sleeves, hem, and front opening so that it looks like a fur lining peeking out.
With a faux-fur blanket I picked up on clearance at Target for $6, by the way. Score!
A close-up of the front button placket, trim, loops, buttons, and a tiny bit of the faux-fur "lining" peeking out.
The "lining" is a bit thicker and fuzzier at the sleeve cuffs and around the lower hem of the shuba.
Vasilii can has hat. Same blanket-fur on the band.
While Vasilii's court gear is primarily red, black, and gold, most of his fighting stuff is dark blue.This is just a simple, long over-tunic, not embellished. We keep meaning to get around to dressing up the front placket and the cuffs/hems...