Monday, June 27, 2011

Fashion or Flop? - Sir George Clifford

Between the blog and facebook, we decided that Margaret Tudor's earthy ensemble, complete with pet monkey, was a fashion do.

This week, we will be judging Sir George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland. Clifford was titled "The Queen's Champion." We must judge if his armor befits such a title.


Sir George is seen here in his best Tournament Armor, covered with a white, blue, and gold overcoat, topped with a matching plumed hat.

To get an even better idea of what his tournament armor looked like, see the surviving pieces below:



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7 comments:

  1. From Facebook: "Here is a man fairer of armor than of face."

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  2. Well, that is pretty fine-looking armor!

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  3. From Facebook: "Definite flop for Sir George."

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  4. The armor is a little busy with the pattern all over, but the overcoat softens the look a bit. Both pieces cover up what looks like very nice, shapely legs! I say less armor and more leg! ; )

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  5. Hmm, very... decorative. I give his outfit in the painting a "flop," but I think that armor looks pretty cool.

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  6. The armor is exquisite in its workmanship and detail. The plumed hat is a flop. How would all that long wavy hair fit under the helmet? Sir George resembles Russell Brand, n'est-ce pas? --Patricia

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  7. A bit of a dandy,wasn't he? I'm sorry but I vote flop on this one. He's much too"look at me!"

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