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What do you guys think? Do we want to run with tabards or tunics? The tunics take a little more material to make, but we're talking the difference between $5 and $10 of material, so no big deal - we're not making them from brocade or velvet (unless you want to - I'll probably find a cool black brocade for mine).

 

Also, tabards are sometimes derisively referred to by the veterans as "battle bibs". Probably don't wanna go there.

 

When I say "tunic" I'm talking about the black tunic and hood that Jordan's wearing as Durum right now.

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If you do go with tabards, here's some pointers to make them look better

 

- length needs to reach the knee, or it will look like a huge bib

- neck hole can't be too wide for the wearer, or it will stretch and pull to the side

- the back side needs to be several inches longer than the front to account for how it hangs off the neck

- make them in two parts and cut the edges where they meet at a slight angle so the seams slope down the shoulders

- for extra fancy, grommet and lace the sides from waist to several inches below the armpit

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Actually, the more I think about it, if you're going to have armor, you need a tabard. No armor, we can make you a tunic.

 

We gotta be able to show the unit insignia, the iron/maltese cross dealio.

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I think we should crank out a bunch of tunics, and a couple of tabard "Extras".

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I guess we need to know who's wearing armor - those people need tabards.

 

I don't have a black shirt anymore, so I'll make myself a tunic too.

 

So, pipe up if you're wearing armor!

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I am also wearing armor, and so will need a tabard.

 

More of a note to myself than anything else...

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Initially, I'm thinking I'll just wear my chain vest. I don't plan on wearing Atticus' leather. Derisive comments from mid-landers who remember me wearing it seven years ago is enough to stop that. ;)

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I don't think "battle bibs" is a derisive term to most Dagorhir fighters. Most of the guys who use that term, wear one as well.

 

 

It's more when you're wearing a piece of rectangular cloth, with a hole cut out for the head, over a t-shirt, and looking like a total runt...

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