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8th thru 18th century period reproduction clothing for living history reenactments, theater, renaissance faires and the occasional museum piece.
Location: Battle Creek Mi area
Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2014
Welcome to my happy little fashion world! Because that's what I do: I make real clothing - only it's usually not 21st century clothing.
At first I only did late 16th century gentlemen's wear, and most of what I do is custom, or "bespoke", tailoring, where clothing is made to measure and the client and tailor work closely together to choose fabrics, colors, and trimmings. Most clients choose a stock design, but I've also worked from movies, paintings, woodcuts and illuminated manuscripts.
Then some of my friends wanted clothing to wear to renaissance fairs and that's when I started doing women's wear.
Then I opened a little Ebay store (because it was cheap and easy) to see if other people liked my stuff, and they do.
Then people started asking "can you make this for me?" so I kept expanding my research and knowledge, and now I do 8th through 18th century for men, women and children.
I like to dress up people. I like to make them look good. Whether it's a basic white chemise or a hand-stitched 16th century doublet, the same amount of care and attention goes into it. High standards of construction are applied to all garments equally.
When there's nothing in particular going on I get into my immense fabric collection and start designing just to have new designs available, but other than that I don't keep clothing in stock (all of the sample garments are for sale or trade).
Complimentary feedback can be seen on my Ebay store: http://stores.ebay.com/Ragsdale-Reed-Clothiers
Website is under construction: http://ragsdalereed.com
Started by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler. Last reply by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler Mar 25, 2014.