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For a well-heeled damsel on a knight out…

September 28, 2009

Blog Guy, my friends and I dress up like knights in medieval costumes. Armor, swords, lances. We re-enact battles and stuff.

So what?

The thing is, our wives want to recreate the way the ladies looked, but we don’t know what they wore.

They wore dresses, stupid! You never heard the expression, “a damsel in dis dress?”

Thanks! And what about shoes, like stilettos for fancy occasions?

The knights were always armed, even on dates, and their armorers made shoes for the ladies. This photo below shows stylish shoes covered in chain mail.

Chain mail? You mean like, “send this letter to ten friends or you’ll have bad luck”? That’s very helpful! but WHY did the knights go on dates armed?

Before a date, damsels would tell the knights to “bring protection,” and that’s how they showed up. They weren’t exactly the brightest piles of iron on the scrapheap.

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Two medieval knights fight during a photocall for a museum exhibition in a 2008 file photo. REUTERS/ David Moir

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Comments

My wife nearly killed me when I used the good china to create my suit of plate mail for the last Renaissance fair.

Posted by JD | Report as abusive
 

They should use those vs. ankle bracelets for female inmates. Much more fashionable. Make a good impression on the judge.

Posted by CAM | Report as abusive
 

Nice shoes! Never know when a pesky arrow might hit you in the ankle. Or perhaps these were designed to protect against ankle-biters?

Posted by Dave | Report as abusive
 

Blog guy, pretty soon they’re going to put you in chains (and no, you can’t take your lance with you to the dungeon–it’s not a useful tool in rehab). Maybe you better take the knight off.

Posted by slc | Report as abusive
 

Okay SLC, joust for that you get a chain mail. Send this blog post to ten friends, or….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

Once again, showing why the world is too stupid. Want to know what people wore? Open up a book! For goodness sake, do a simple google search. Paintings from the 15th century tend to have depictions of people from the 15th century in them. Oh my, what a concept.

And the high heels? I wish those would come back in fashion for men. Originally both sexes wore them. How do I know? A book. Try reading some time. It might help. Of course, putting down the beer bottle might work as well. Save a brain cell, put down the alcohol.

Posted by Bella | Report as abusive
 

Bella –

Seriously? Do you have no recognition of humor? No concept of satire? I’ll put down my beer if you’ll put down your baggage.

Lighten up Francis!

Posted by Dave | Report as abusive
 

Who’s Francis, Dave?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

You need to delete that comment by Bella – she might actually get people to follow her crazy ideas! what would happen then?

Posted by Mary K | Report as abusive
 

Ooh, I know this one – Francis was a talking mule! Unfortunately, he couldn’t breed, so there aren’t any more …

Posted by Beth | Report as abusive
 

i believe this francis is bill murrey’s charector in stripes.

Posted by jon | Report as abusive
 

Isnt Francis supposed to be a girl’s name?
Or maybe Francis was not a “bright” girl.. hence dave’s comment, “lighten up” !!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

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