What do you think of when you hear the word ‘FALLS’ ?


A comedy sketch?

Or a man’s fly?

Apparently, it used to be plural, as in a man’s flies, or as they were also known, “falls.”

I found this in the fascinating descriptions for clothing available for costumes or reenactments at the Quartermaster Shop and La Pelleterie. How fun!

Now you know where to go to get your Renaissance Fair outfit, right??? 😉

This is a rare post on men’s attire, but if you’re more interested in women’s, I’ve looked into some of that too! Check out some of my tweets earlier this month… (research done for 18th century clothing featured in my second book)