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Dunetrade55

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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2016, 11:04:05 AM »
This makes me want to start a thread on rinthi fashions.
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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2016, 01:33:22 PM »
... If you genuinely believe that your blood is what makes you better...

Silk soothes the nobilites' deep-seated insecurities.
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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2016, 07:34:57 PM »
Some Allanaki fashion tips for men:



You can never go wrong with a desert onesie..and do not forget the bandolier.



For those well to do hunters,  like this ginger haired Rider, after hours layers in an urban camouflage pattern set you apart from the rest. And those boots..perfect for stowing a knife or two.

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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2016, 08:23:25 AM »



Perfect for ensuring you get the shit kicked out of you and left to walk naked through the desert while all the other men laugh at you and tear your silly clothes up into scraps of cloth for bandaging their glorious combat wounds.

Ahahahhahahahaaa.

We should devote a thread to just writing sdescs for this guy.

The pale, ginger, fabulous man.



(Jaime Lannister's little brother above isn't so bad. Pretty cool getup actually.)

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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2016, 11:20:47 AM »
I've yet to see a commoner wear more than 1 piece of silk and even then they were like, a commonly known aide.
And usually then they wear their employer aba/thing.
I think a good way to learn it is:
Do they have a guard?
Are they wearing 3+ pieces of silk?
Are you sure they aren't a nobles ho?


Yeah, that's largely thanks so a sumptuary thing which I frankly HATE. Silk is freely available for any commoner to buy. Metal is not.

If you want to make it where commoners can't freely wear silk around anywhere, you ought to stop stocking it publicly.

In fact, it's about the only thing I liked about Tuluk, was that I didn't have silk off limits. I hate sumptuary laws. If you genuinely believe that your blood is what makes you better, and the person is a loyal servant of one of the ruling houses with all the markers to indicate it, I see no reason why they should be harassed for buying something that's traded freely by a great merchant house.

That's its own whole ball of wax. But yes, I cannot state enough how much I hate this artificial sumptuary crap w/regards to silk.

Commoners can get and wear silk freely. They can't with metal. I could understand being bent af if one was wearing metal. Silk... honestly, not at all.

Except it's like part of documentation?

Unless "more commonly" translate to "illegal", I don't know where you're getting that. Can you point me to where it says that?



Bolded the bits that are relevant. You're stating your opinion ("I hate that Commoners can't wear silk") and then twisting it to make it seem like it's OK that Commoners wear Silk ("Commoners can get and wear silk.")

Just because they can do something, doesn't make it more or less against documentation. A Rinther can also sit at the bar in Red's Retreat, but that probably won't end well for them. So could an elf.

There are aspects about documentation, especially the more nuanced 'social documentation' for cities, that rely on players moreso than Staff to upkeep and adhere to. Humans and Elves not making quick friends with half-elves, for instance. Or Gemmed being shunned at worst, used at best, but rarely a 'friend' with a mundane. Just as well, the taboo behind Commoners wearing silk is their close replication of Nobility. We've seen very similar movements in our own world, with societies where certain colors were prohibited except by noble/ruling castes, where certain styles of clothing were forbidden to people of certain class or even color.

So -- While you want to have 'silk' appended to the end of your clothing item, maybe you could consider the documentation Staff wrote for Allanak when it comes to fashion, and try to adhere to it, because it makes the game world more believable and that's what everyone wants at the end of the day.
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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2016, 11:22:54 AM »



Perfect for ensuring you get the shit kicked out of you and left to walk naked through the desert while all the other men laugh at you and tear your silly clothes up into scraps of cloth for bandaging their glorious combat wounds.

Ahahahhahahahaaa.

We should devote a thread to just writing sdescs for this guy.

The pale, ginger, fabulous man.



(Jaime Lannister's little brother above isn't so bad. Pretty cool getup actually.)



Aren't you pretty much a stereotypical 'queer bashin' Texan' by now?
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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2016, 11:24:23 AM »
FYI, my elf sitting in Red's struck up an unlikely friendship that payed off in epic proportions. Short term, yeah, was going to get my ass beat, long term, defying common sense has its place.
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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2016, 11:26:21 AM »
FYI, my elf sitting in Red's struck up an unlikely friendship that payed off in epic proportions. Short term, yeah, was going to get my ass beat, long term, defying common sense has its place.

Right, but if the exception to the rule becomes the rule, then it is no longer an exception.

The taboo of silk on a commoner is very much in the eye of the beholder. A Templar or Noble can make a Commoner's life hell if they want to, but if they're in with the right people, they can wear silk without much of an eyebat from the same types of people. An Elf is a commoner -- If they were wearing Silk, they might even get tossed into the Arena, because who needs anything more than a flimsy excuse to arrest an Elf?

There's more nuance to this than 'You Commoner. You No Wear Silk'.
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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2016, 11:47:04 AM »



Perfect for ensuring you get the shit kicked out of you and left to walk naked through the desert while all the other men laugh at you and tear your silly clothes up into scraps of cloth for bandaging their glorious combat wounds.

Ahahahhahahahaaa.

We should devote a thread to just writing sdescs for this guy.

The pale, ginger, fabulous man.



(Jaime Lannister's little brother above isn't so bad. Pretty cool getup actually.)



Aren't you pretty much a stereotypical 'queer bashin' Texan' by now?

I'm an equal opportunity basher. I don't care how many dicks you suck.

(I'm making fun of the fact the guy doesn't look like he belongs in an Armageddon combat troop of stone sword swinging veterans and the thought of seeing him in one wearing those clothes is making me laugh. I never once said anything about this guy's sexual orientation or his sexual preferences. I'm not sure if this is bait, or if I somehow struck a personal issue nerve with you. If anything....I'm pale/ginger/goofy clothes bashing....)
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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #59 on: August 11, 2016, 12:09:06 PM »
Let's take a few giant steps back and keep that kind of discussion out of this thread.

This thread is for productive discussion of Allanaki fashion.

This thread is not for making fun of Allanaki fashion. Or any other topic.

Take it to another thread if you must. Derail is going to get moderated out.
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Dunetrade55

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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2016, 04:22:50 AM »
I agree, Reiloth, it IS much more complicated than that, which is as it should be. My elf never DID wear silk, but he dressed quite well. He never went into Red's again either (though he should have)... when you see a well-dressed commoner, you should think "Either this person is an idiot, or I should NOT fuck with them." Anyway, end derail, apologies, more fashion pics pls.
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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #61 on: August 16, 2016, 01:21:54 PM »
This seems as good a place as any to ask: what do folks envision when they see someone decked out in sandcloth? Part of me wants to imagine a tramp in a potato sack but I think it's more complicated than that.

Even if I only play fighters who never get to change out of their armor, I'd like to see some attention turned to commoner fashions, at least here in the thread. It's what most of us (theoretically) wear.

Saris like ChiBiTama posted earlier seem like good non-combatant/formal wear, but don't seem practical for the vast majority of Allanak's laboring populace.
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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #62 on: August 16, 2016, 01:31:27 PM »
This seems as good a place as any to ask: what do folks envision when they see someone decked out in sandcloth?

I think of non-armor dothraki clothes, ie dany's handmaids here:

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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #63 on: August 16, 2016, 01:41:30 PM »
I personally love the Max Max clothing, although this may lean more towards punk sorta fashion:






And of course that feathered headdress:

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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #64 on: August 16, 2016, 01:50:53 PM »
I think all of that is pretty accurate actually more or less. Certainly the right "feel" in my opinion.
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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2016, 02:17:25 PM »




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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #66 on: August 16, 2016, 04:48:07 PM »
Sandcloth


This is actually linen yet it captures what I see as the texture.


Women from a mining family in the commoners quarters


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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #67 on: August 16, 2016, 08:09:50 PM »
Norcal, you and I are in alignment on this.

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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #68 on: August 16, 2016, 09:29:00 PM »
I'm enjoying the shit out of this thread.

That is all.
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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #69 on: August 16, 2016, 09:29:27 PM »
I'm enjoying the shit out of this thread.

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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #70 on: August 17, 2016, 12:48:33 AM »
I personally love the Max Max clothing, although this may lean more towards punk sorta fashion:

Sandcloth

This is actually linen yet it captures what I see as the texture.

Women from a mining family in the commoners quarters


Yeah, great pictures both!

I'm always a little skeptical of bare flesh on my southern characters, but Iiyola's first picture does a great job of conveying form while also providing protection. Tight sleeves would be a item that lets you cover skin while still showing off your curves as well as color of your choosing.
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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #71 on: August 17, 2016, 05:41:18 AM »
Let me introduce ya'll to an almost-universal form of desert/steppe/savannah wear: the thobe:



I hear you. Kinda boring, no? But practically everyone wore them in the 19th century and earlier. To the point where they were pretty much a standard unit of trade (the amount of tobacco or sugar you'd bought would be measured in plain white linen or cotton thobes) from Western Africa to the steppes of Uzbekistan.

Which means there are a lot of different styles.

For example, the Somali thobe:



(as a side note, check out the traditional Somali dye on this guy's hair. It's awesome. Ignore the button-down shirt, but the scarf's authentic.)



Here's a woman's version:



Or, I dunno...Yemeni thobes?



Or Sudanese thobes!



Or Khajeeli, or Punjabi, or Tajik, or or or or....

and they can be plain



or fancy



Some even good enough for a noble to wear!



As a parting note, I can think of no better way for a fashionable Borsail to say, "I have more money than you," than this:

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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #72 on: August 17, 2016, 08:17:45 PM »
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"I AM BETTER BY DESIGN!"

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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #73 on: August 18, 2016, 08:56:20 PM »
Oh I'm sorry, did I hear Burqa?



Or was it Abaya?



One can never go wrong with beadwork.....Is it silk or just gossamer linen? Only the stylist knows...

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Re: In Focus: Allanaki Fashions
« Reply #74 on: August 22, 2016, 02:09:48 AM »
Wrap dress, perhaps?
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