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Irish John
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:18 am    Post subject: Cloth leggings Reply with quote

What type of clothe would be appropriate for leggings made from cloth?
Wool, canvas, linen? Would it depend on whether these were military style or homemade? Colors?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wool. Not ran across anything other than wool and leather. but thats me, someone may have ran across linen or canvas, but it seems doubtful.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Running Fox"]Wool. Not ran across anything other than wool and leather. but thats me, someone may have ran across linen or canvas, but it seems doubtful.[/quote/]

General William Lenoir, writing as to General Griffith's Rutherford's expedition against the Cherokee in 1776 described hunting shirts,breeches,and leggings of "stout tow linen" and further referred to hunting shirts dyed black with white letters,"liberty or death" sewn across the front. Since hemp and linsey woolsey were often used along with linen,I am reasonably sure that breeches and leggings were also made from the same materials.I have the reference on Lenoir's writing and will try to find it.Bear in mind that this documentation refers to White man's garb of the Revolutionary war period in the South. I don't recall any referrences to Indian use of materials other than wool or buckskin for leggings.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

I prefer either leather or wool, depending on season, weather, intended use, etc. Even a stout linen doesn't seem to stand up to the constant abuse leggins take going through the brush, kneeling down on rocky ground, etc. That being said, I know some guys who LOVE their canvas leggins/gaiters - they're just not as useful for me.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For white man leggings check linen does a PC fabric make>
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:41 pm    Post subject: leggings Reply with quote

Irish John,
Try this web site hope its helps.
http://royalyorkers.ca/lc_leggings.htm

tac.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all for the assistance.
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