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Offline Steev

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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #105 on: May 31, 2012, 09:45:08 PM »
Have to note that the website magicmyst.com is no longer valid. Though Ilona, the seamstress is apparently still in business.  I have her number if anyone is interested. Renmail me.
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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #106 on: June 19, 2012, 09:29:59 PM »
Has anyone ever bought from a site called http://armstreet.com/ ? I love their Templar outfit for my upcoming Templar character ( distressed options and cotton! Hooray! ) and some of their dresses for women . I'm not a fan of corsets/bodices right now, but I still want support and shape and they have some, in my mind, very well designed dresses. They have good feedback on their website and on Facebook, but still wanted to check with ya'll.
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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #107 on: June 19, 2012, 09:54:47 PM »
Has anyone ever bought from a site called http://armstreet.com/ ? I love their Templar outfit for my upcoming Templar character ( distressed options and cotton! Hooray! ) and some of their dresses for women . I'm not a fan of corsets/bodices right now, but I still want support and shape and they have some, in my mind, very well designed dresses. They have good feedback on their website and on Facebook, but still wanted to check with ya'll.

Found in Arms & Armor Section (didn't read, just knew I'd seen them somewhere...) :)

http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=13072.0

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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #108 on: June 19, 2012, 09:55:10 PM »
I do have experience with Armstreet.  I think the clothing is made in the Ukraine. I have purchased 5 women's and girls' outfits for my wife and daughters and a pair of pants for me.  The clothing is made to size and arrives fairly quickly.  Everything looks pretty good, though some of the clothing is costume-y, i.e. no lining, accents like gold and black ribbon sewn over seams, etc..  Flax linen is a common material. The linen items are pretty nice, lightweight, cool, pretty durable. Some of the accessory items (hats, overtunics, bodices, "belts", aprons) are either cheaper quality or seem like afterthoughts- our aprons and hats have required tweaking to make them fit comfortably and look good.  I have not bought any of the other items from the site but lots of it looks great- shoes, belts, armor...

The service from Armstreet is stellar.  "Sasha", the person I have dealt with twice, responds quickly and has caught errors in my measurements (rather than just sending poorly-fitting clothing).  All in all I would recommend for summer faire garb, though I would have reservations if you were looking to buy a heirloom.
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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #109 on: June 20, 2012, 12:08:21 AM »
I do have experience with Armstreet.  I think the clothing is made in the Ukraine. I have purchased 5 women's and girls' outfits for my wife and daughters and a pair of pants for me.  The clothing is made to size and arrives fairly quickly.  Everything looks pretty good, though some of the clothing is costume-y, i.e. no lining, accents like gold and black ribbon sewn over seams, etc..  Flax linen is a common material. The linen items are pretty nice, lightweight, cool, pretty durable. Some of the accessory items (hats, overtunics, bodices, "belts", aprons) are either cheaper quality or seem like afterthoughts- our aprons and hats have required tweaking to make them fit comfortably and look good.  I have not bought any of the other items from the site but lots of it looks great- shoes, belts, armor...

The service from Armstreet is stellar.  "Sasha", the person I have dealt with twice, responds quickly and has caught errors in my measurements (rather than just sending poorly-fitting clothing).  All in all I would recommend for summer faire garb, though I would have reservations if you were looking to buy a heirloom.


Found in Arms & Armor Section (didn't read, just knew I'd seen them somewhere...) :)

http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=13072.0

Thanks to both of you! The only thing that really has my eye is the Templar tunic and thats only due to the distressing option, everything else I am pretty sure I can find someone to sew for me for the same price but better workmanship.
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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #110 on: June 21, 2012, 04:12:03 PM »
Wow!  Lady Kathleen of Olmsted - I love your 2012 projects especially the 2nd lady's dress.

Offline Maithu Ruadh

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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #111 on: July 10, 2012, 03:35:54 PM »
I can recommend Scarlet & Miniver's historical garb shop on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ScarletAndMiniver
She made an excellent doublet and breeches set for me that I'll be wearing to the faire this year. Great and fun communication and really nice work too. The "Everyman's doublet and breeches" listing has photos of my actual set.

Also (I don't remember seeing it listed) I'll recommend Hats by Leko: http://www.hatsupply.com/
I bought two hat blanks off her that arrived in the mail today that I've had fun blocking into a tall cavalier hat and a small floppy peasant hat. Really nice stuff and good prices too -- the cavalier hat blank is fur felt was on special sale for $24 and the small hat is wool felt on clearance at $7.50. Can't beat that.

Here's the doublet, breeches and hat in action (pardon my "war face"  :-\)

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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #112 on: August 25, 2012, 09:34:38 AM »
I just want to toss in a good word for Faire Finery (http://www.fairefinery.com/). We ordered a doublet and a bodice/skirt, and Nicki was awesome. We narrowed down what we wanted in terms of style and color, and everything came out perfect.
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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #113 on: September 26, 2012, 03:52:48 PM »
Our Etsy shop is back up and running!  And yes, we post to the USA.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Jollydiceycostume?ref=ss_profile

   

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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #114 on: September 27, 2012, 08:21:58 PM »
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Thank you, Trillium for the sticky.
Here is one wholesaler. The quality is very high, and price is low.
http://www.dearlovercorsets.net/

The people here at RF.com have been compiling a list, for your convenience, of quality garb stores for those of you interested in buying online. If you have a positive experience you'd like to share about a store not listed here, please throw in your two pence.

www.tudorshoppe.com
www.museumreplicas.com
www.verymerryseamstress.com
www.sofisstitches.com
www.oddbodkin.com
www.moresca.com
www.kilts-n-stuff.com
www.stillwaterkilts.com
www.fantasycostume.net/renaissance
www.pendragoncostumes.com
www.threadsoftime.com
www.medievalmoccasins.com
www.pillagedvillage.com
www.garbtheworld.com
www.thecrowsnest.net/default.aspx
www.nomadicstate.com/store
www.plussizecostumeshop.com
www.timeless-trends.com
www.majesticvelvets.com/index.html (Buyer beware, there have been complaints regarding product quality.)
www.thewencheswardrobe.com
www.magicmyst.com
www.scarlettscorset.com/index.html
www.houseofdra.com
www.stimpzillasumptuarylaw.com/main.html
stores.ebay.com/Cloak-Company?_rdc=1
www.greentreeweaving.com
www.gipsypeddler.com
www.damselinthisdress.etsy.com
www.myelegantmuse.etsy.com
www.caribbeanrosepirate.etsy.com
www.mojoleather.etsy.com
www.designsbyfantasia.com/fantasia.html
www.castlegardencreations.com/store/cart.php
www.fairefinery.com
www.storiedthreads.com
www.dragonpipes.com/index.html

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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #115 on: September 30, 2012, 01:12:53 PM »
Could www.RenShirts.com be added to your list for Trusted Garb shop

Offline The Wee Wench

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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #116 on: February 26, 2013, 12:43:47 PM »
I just want to toss in a good word for Faire Finery (http://www.fairefinery.com/). We ordered a doublet and a bodice/skirt, and Nicki was awesome. We narrowed down what we wanted in terms of style and color, and everything came out perfect.

That's me!  Thank you!!! 

I'd like to add that I believe www.thewencheswardrobe.com is no longer in business.  Her website shows an 'under construction' update from January of 2012 and her eBay store has been empty for quite some time.
-Nicki-

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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #117 on: February 26, 2013, 01:07:37 PM »
How about www.RenShirts.com     :D

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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #118 on: February 26, 2013, 01:10:58 PM »
How about www.RenShirts.com     :D

Luckily I live close enough to visit your shop.  Everything I've seen there is well sewn, looks just like the on-line pictures, and our family is well pleased with all we have purchased from Renshirts.

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Re: List of trusted online garb shops
« Reply #119 on: March 19, 2013, 03:12:14 PM »
We have ordered a number of items from http://stores.renstore.com/ over the years (I believe they used to be called Chivalry Sports). The 'off-the-rack' items we have ordered were always as advertised and seemed to be pretty well made. The garb has held up really well and we still wear it.

We only had to exchange one item and that was because of an error on our part. We called them up to get a return authorization and they were very nice about it and they had a replacement item in the mail to us pretty quickly.

I'm not sure if they do any kind of custom work (I'm thinking everything they sell is pretty much 'off-the-rack' garb, as I call it). They don't seem to keep a lot of stuff on hand but they seem to replenish fairly quickly.

Didn't see that one on any of the lists in this thread but as our experiences with them have been positive I thought I'd give them a mention here.

 

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