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Author Topic: 16/17th century Spanish clothing/armor  (Read 2111 times)


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16/17th century Spanish clothing/armor
« on: 2016-01-19, 06:36:51 »
Looking to get a accurate Conquistador kit going with a friend. Can't find any reliable sources on what they wore exactly, nor do I know good merchants. Kult of Athena doesn't have a good selection for that setting.

A good example of what we want to do would be the costuming from "Aguirre, Wrath Of God" movie. Based in 1560

Let me know.
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Re: 16/17th century Spanish clothing/armor
« Reply #1 on: 2016-01-19, 14:07:48 »
Medieval Design (http://www.medievaldesign.com/english.asp) has begun manufacturing clothing for gentlemen between the 1630's and the 1780's. Perhaps some of the earlier stuff would work for you.

Of course, the Morion style helmet is often seen as the appropriate style helmet for the conquistador, but the design was not limited to Spain.
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Re: 16/17th century Spanish clothing/armor
« Reply #2 on: 2016-01-20, 19:50:52 »
Aguirre is an old movie; might be questionable as to historicity of the clothing design in the movie.  I would go visit the Armour Archive:  http://armourarchive.org - I'd also check out the 2006 film, Captain Alatriste about a 17th century Spanish swashbuckler, the Spanish Musketeer if you like.  Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn in Lord of the Rings) plays Alatriste.  I read the book; I can only hope the movie is better.
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