Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

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Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Butterfield on Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:53 am

I'm sure we've all worn one at some point in our lives but wouldn't you just love to see more people wearing a neck ruff? They look great if you ask me and William Shakespeare was never seen without his so they must be okay.

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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:58 am

I can't see the first one and the last one but I'm assuming they must also be the height of taste and sophistication. The obvious problem with wearing a ruff, I would've thought (apart from people shouting things at you in the street), is that it makes you look as though you're suffering from whiplash and thus may lead to canvassers for law firms stopping you repeatedly in the street, asking if you want to sue for compensation for an accident that wasn't your fault. I would assume this is why they died out in the first place. :dunno:
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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Butterfield on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:12 am

That's a very, very good point. And with that thought, we have a conclusion and this thread is finished. :tongue:
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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:18 am

You give up on your threads very easily : nono : . We still have to hear what our multitude of posters like Stevie-Bachy-Baby, Medo, Fanboy3, Ray Finkle and all the others make of it.
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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Butterfield on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:21 am

I was only joking. You just sometimes give very factual answers that could easily end in the death of a thread.

Anyway, to continue this discussion, were all ruff-wearers depressed? Everybody's favourite clown Pierrot took to wearing one. It didn't seem to cheer him up. :pet:

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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Butterfield on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:30 am

Auntie Queen Elizabeth the 1st was also a fan and liked to be seen in one. :bowtie:

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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Ray_Finkle on Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:41 am

I'm sure we've all worn one at some point in our lives


I haven't. :sly:

But if it's good enough for Sir Francis Drake then why not :)

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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Ray_Finkle on Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:50 am

In case the fashion does catch on, HERE'S a guide to making your own version of the garment.

These instructions will help you make an earlier period neck ruff, such as might have been worn until 1600 in England, Germany, Spain, and other western European nations. For a later period ruff, which would be wider, you can add stiffened lace to the outer edge of the ribbon to get the right kind of look. Consult history books for portraits that will show you what you're aiming for.


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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Butterfield on Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:20 pm

Ray_Finkle wrote:
I'm sure we've all worn one at some point in our lives


I haven't. :sly:


Nice to see you've had a sense of humour bypass. :tongue: Do you honestly think moi would go round wearing a neck ruff in public? ...Actually, don't answer that. :|
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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby FanGirl3 on Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:23 pm

'You look like a bird that's swallowed a plate.'
Even me?
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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Ray_Finkle on Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:00 pm

Nice to see you've had a sense of humour bypass. :tongue:


Apologies :redface: , I'd only just got up and it didn't quite register :monstermash:

Do you honestly think moi would go round wearing a neck ruff in public?


Who knows what goes on in Dudley late at night :sly:

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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Butterfield on Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:47 pm

Thanks to Nightjar on SSC for finding this picture of Richard O'Brien. :tongue:


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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:32 pm

I have to say that really doesn't sell me on the concept of the ruff.
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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Butterfield on Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:16 am

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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:18 am

Well that's just plain disturbing. Someone needs to have a word with that young lady. :yes:
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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Butterfield on Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:22 am

That "young lady", whose name is Amanda Lepore...

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...actually used to be a man. :shifty:
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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:32 am

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Re: Bring back the sixteenth century RUFF!

Postby Ray_Finkle on Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:08 am

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