the garment renaissance

Friday Mixtape.

Madlib - Floating Soul

J Dilla - Jungle Love

Nas - Affirmative Action

Cormega - Fallen Soldiers

RZA - Wu Wear The Garment Renaissance

D.I.T.C. - 5 Fingers Of Death

Lord Finesse - Food for Thought

The Globetroddas - Back Home

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Searching

Souls Of Mischief - Thats When Ya Lost

Jeru The Damaja - Whatever

anonymous asked:

What era/location renaissance garment are you making? The slashing kind of says late 15th century english but the coloring is earlier (depending on location) and the leather makes it look kind of italian? Also is it a guard's doublet and what collar/ fastenings are you going to use?

I’m modeling it after this:

But I’m not following it exactly, obviously. The vest is far from done but it’s late 15th Italian.  You can see that more by the rest of the jacket:

It will not end up looking exactly like this but I will be using suede ties to fasten the vest up and also separating the sleeves.  

The inside of the cape above will be red, and I have a hat to go with, a dagger, and other details that I will be embroidering onto the back. Long story short, it’s 16th century Roman-Italian.