New Frock

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  1. Aug 11, 2019 #1

    Ricochet

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    I just got my new frock from Townsends today. Ordered the Nutmeg color and it came a little lighter than I thought it would be. What is the easiest way to "break in" this thing or maybe even darken it up a little so I don't feel like the Cable guy on the basketball court when I wear it? It is canvas
     
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    Wear it in woods, sleep in it,cook by your fire hang it beside a smoky fire, wash it in creek water, pour a pot or two of coffee on it.
    Over the years I’ve wanted to age something that looked new, but as I thought about it, they got new clothes back then.
    I polish my brass, but let it tarnish. Likewise wearing my clothes in acamp and wash them lightly so after an event or trek they looked used.
     
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    The more I think on it, I believe I will follow this advice and just wear it. Im sure I will lose my footing on these rocky hillsides soon enough and it will take care of itself anyways. Thanks
     
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    Wash it to get it to be a little bit softer to the feel. Then wear it a lot.

    Go to Muzzle Loader Magazine to order Beth Gilgun's book, "Tidings of the 18th Century". You will get the patterns for most of all the clothes you may want to make.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, I will try and get myself a copy
     

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