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Offline Raelyn Fey

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Irish Ghillies in Ohio?
« on: March 11, 2013, 08:26:14 PM »
Hello, I'm new to Renaissance fairs. I attended my first one last year, and I wanted more options for footwear to go with my new costume ideas. It was suggested I try Ghillies, but other than going to a fair, I wasn't sure where to get them. I'm attending the Ohio Renaissance Fair for the Pirate and the Highland Saturdays this year, but I need the shoes before then if possible. Are there any places in Ohio (around the Columbus preferably) that sells them?

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Offline Rowan MacD

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Re: Irish Ghillies in Ohio?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 04:24:43 PM »
 Unless you have a store that specializes in dance shoes, and I don't think you want those anyway, your best bet will be online.
   Basic sorta-ghillie type shoes with hard soles can be had relatively cheaply on some of the discount garb sites:
   http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/p-5364-womens-renaissance-flats.aspx 
  What kind of ghillies are you looking for?  Moccasin style?  If so, try Medieval Moccasins: http://www.medievalmoccasins.com.
  Prices range according to how far up your calf you want them, but be prepared to pay a bit more.   It might be more than a casual fairegoer or newbie wants to pay, but they look nice and feel fabulous.
   If your outfit is basic faire, and non specific (Celtic, peasant, merchant, etc.)  perhaps a cheap pair of the Chinese canvas shoes (very comfortable) for about $10 on Amazon, or some like this: http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/p-962-lady-jane-shoes.aspx  would be a good place to start.   They go with just about anything. 
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Offline Raelyn Fey

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Re: Irish Ghillies in Ohio?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 11:21:33 PM »
Thanks for the links. I'll take a look =)

Offline Claddaghdesigns

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Re: Irish Ghillies in Ohio?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 07:57:29 PM »
Have you checked with the alley off sawmill road and 161.  My wife found some ghillies in there for a very good price.

Offline Bob of the Lake

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Re: Irish Ghillies in Ohio?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 02:37:18 PM »
Renboots also sells ghillies. I don't own a pair of their ghillies but have gotten several years of good wear out of their concho shoes so I can vouch for their quality. 

http://www.renboots.com/gilly.html
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Offline Raelyn Fey

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Re: Irish Ghillies in Ohio?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 10:14:38 PM »
I checked out the Alley and they don't have much currently for Ren Fair things. I did get fitted for a corset, so that was an adventure!

 

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