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    Inspiration

    This one was my main inspiration in making my white cockade.

    From http://www.circleofgentlemen.org/




    Best,

    Robert
    Last edited by Ancienne Alliance; 12th January 10 at 05:42 AM.

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    That is one impressive cockade, for sure (as is yours, Rob!). However, the fellow should lose the Dark Ages penannular brooch....
    Brian

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    That is an impressive cockade. Robert, are you a member of the Circle of Gentlemen?
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    Give him power.[/B][/I] - [I]Abraham Lincoln[/I]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsheal View Post
    That is one impressive cockade, for sure (as is yours, Rob!). However, the fellow should lose the Dark Ages penannular brooch....
    So, what exactly is wrong with the brooch? I rather like penannular brooches, and I think that the gentleman is wearing a particularly nice on. I haven't seen many done in silver and with as much depth or thickness as the one he is wearing. The picture is a bit fuzzy, but there is also a hint of some fine metal working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyle1 View Post
    So, what exactly is wrong with the brooch? I rather like penannular brooches, and I think that the gentleman is wearing a particularly nice on. I haven't seen many done in silver and with as much depth or thickness as the one he is wearing. The picture is a bit fuzzy, but there is also a hint of some fine metal working.
    The problem is that the subject is dressed in ca. 1745 Jacobite garb, and penannular brooches fell out of use in the early Middle Ages....
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    Is he wearing a sash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    Is he wearing a sash?
    I'd say a smallish shoulder plaid....
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    I am a member of the Circle of gentlemen's public forum :

    http://circleofgentlemen.forumup.com/

    I read somewhere that this particular gentlemen, Mr Corby, describes his garb as neo-romantic Jacobite, nineteenth century celtic revival... with a personal touch. Not exactly reenactor.




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    Robert

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    Those hose look familiar.....hmmmm

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    here is possibly a better photo of the man in question, taken at Culloden memorial service last year

    I don't see there being a problem with the penannular brooch, things like that where handed down from father to son, and it's perfectly suited for the use to which it is being put.


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