Officers:AO Special Mention

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These are all the items that the AO Team would like to see generally improved.

General Clothing

AO Special Mention
No rolled up sleeves
Clothing from our period is usually shown with tight sleeves. As such they would have found it impossible to roll their sleeves up their arms. If you do this then your sleeves are too loose and you would do well to tighten them.
AO Special Mention
More plain linen shirts and shifts
A natural or bleached linen is encouraged for shirts and shifts. As undergarments they would have been washed more frequently and also been worn less visibly. As such, it is considered unlikely that people would have bothered dyeing them as any dye would have washed out over time.
AO Special Mention
Less colourful leather
Leather should not be dyed anything other than brown. Exceptions should be for small high status items and then only red dye should be used. Leather should also not be left as pink ‘Veggie Tan’. Efforts should be made to darken the leather by oiling or waxing.

Women's Clothing

AO Special Mention
Fewer women with leather belts
Women wearing buckled leather belts are Unacceptable. However it is still Allowable for women to wear tied leather belts. After 1042AD women are often depicted with no belt at all.

Men's Clothing

AO Special Mention
Fewer loose tunic cuffs and loose trouser legs
Clothing of the period always seems to be worn tight at the sleeve and to the leg. Clothing should be so tight as to just allow the hand to pass the cuff or the foot to pass through the trouser leg. Excessively loose trousers or cuffs are considered unacceptable and can lead to your garment being banned and you being asked to remove it.
AO Special Mention
No long belts
Belts should not hang down from the waist by more than 10cm (4"). The excess strap must be kept to a minimum and may be either fed through a leather or metal loop or alternatively knotted off. This does not apply to events during the Angevin period AD 1189-1215.