breech cloth

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  1. HunterBeforeTheLord

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    i know there is kilt wearers here :) but what about breech clouts? what would you fellow bush guys recommend?

    -Chris
     
  2. Trekon86

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    All a breechclout is is a strip of cloth put between your legs, the ends of which hang over a cord or belt at the waist.

    Nothing much to it. You can practice with extra large beach towels folded in halves or quarters. Any cloth will do.

    I used to do that as a small child...Mom didn't let me outta the house though:(

    PMZ
     
  3. Trekon86

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    A similar thing is worn in the SE Pacific region, it is called the Lap-lap.

    PMZ
     
  4. HunterBeforeTheLord

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    yeah :) i know the feeling :rolleyes:

    heck i don't even think i'm brave enough to wear it out now anyways, i had the cops called on me last week while hiking because i looked like i was doin something shady... and i was just walkin :) hahahah iMagine the calls that a breech cloth would get XD BAHAHAHHA
     
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    In my teens I wore a breechcloth, or loincloth, a lot while hiking/running through the woods and creeks. Loved it, but you have to be careful about the vegetation. I also made moccasins, or sandals from tire treads (pre-steel belted) and rope or inner tube strips. A few years back I lived on/managed a "non mainstream" retreat center for 5 years. I wore my loincloth frequently, and lots of people just loved it.
     
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    Thats what you save your softest most fine braintan leather for....
     
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    Get your self some real light weight wool, if you dont like the feel of wool you can always line it with cotton.
     
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    I've got a double-layered breechclout/breechcloth that is made from the really soft antique hospital blankets. I wear it with all of my other woolens, including the matching leggings. Sometimes no one really notices that my inner thighs are bare and I have a cloth hanging between my legs.. but when they do...
     
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    Sgt. Mac has been known to wear one

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    As useful as it may have been in its day its an item that has lost its place to "normal" underwear. :(
     
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    Nothing but a "jubblie" hammock...

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    Here;s a good old thread at Historical Trekking that fills in some of the details from guys who wear them:

    [URL="http://www.historicaltrekking.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=933"
     
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    I have one made out of trade wool and lined with silk.
     
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    Not for me, thanks! Too much like wearing "Depends", and that's not a mental picture of myself that I care to cultivate.
     
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    If you go to Starbuck's wearing one... make a video!
     
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    I just had a flash of people of Walmart.
     
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    you see a lot of them at the "Voos", especially during the warmer months
     
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    i think i have seen someone wearing one on there before! XD
     
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    I went on a pirogue downriver reenactment venture with several other guys one week. One of them wore one, but didn't count on the severe sunburn that he got on a portion of his body that wasn't used to seeing the light of day. Most people that wear one also wear a traditional-length shirt that comes almost to the knees and leggings with them.
     
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    I recommend pants.
     
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    Breech clout? Really? Are you serious?
     
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    That's an awesome pic!
     
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    I can almost see polarfleece breechclouts and leggings becoming all the rage, hmmm...I may have to make a stop at the fabric store tomorrow...
     
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    I have wore them during a Rendezvous or similar re-enactments, mine was made of wool and bound with muslin.

    Photo from eons ago...
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    hunting au natural eh? Don't get TOO excited when you see that doe with a huge rack! um, er? did I just? nevermind...
     
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    All I'm Saying is I went through a "phase" for a week or two in the Mountains wearing a Green River Buffalo Skinner and Mud lol...Im a Better man now lol
    M/BK
     
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    You got to check out the "Adventures of the Urban Scout the Hunter Gatherer Wannabe"...He walks in a Coffee shop or to from what I recall lol
    He has some great ideas and definitely good for a Laugh.
    Take care
    M/BK
    Just checked it out and Dont look like he's been Jailed yet lol http://www.urbanscout.org/

    and of course he has a book lol
     
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    I bought one from panther primitives, wool lined with cotton, very comfortable. They come in hunter green, blue, and red. If i remeber correctly. I do the rendezvous thing I figured breechclout and leggins would be cooler than all leather pants in the summer months!!
     
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    If I am not mistaken, I want to say I read somewhere Mors K. stated his survival scarf could also be used as a breech cloth in a pinch...
     
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    But it could never be used as a scarf afterwards.
     
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    That is FUNNY!
    M/BK
     
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    I made one from an old t-shirt and some cordage I had lying around for the hot parts of summer. It was great. I only wore it around the house but it proved its worth for hot weather that is for sure.
     
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    Don't laugh but I actually wore my moose hide breech clout in public. Many years ago I attended my first rendezvous and adopted a modified Mountain man-Plains Indian mode of dress. I wore a large pull over shirt, tall moccasins and the moose hide breech clout or cloth. Although not period correct I needed some ice and a couple of other things. Well I went as is to the supermarket in town.

    Suprisingly no one in town batted an eye when I shopped and then stood in line at the check out.
     
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    The words breech cloth and pinch should not be used in the same sentence...:(

    Regards,

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    breech clout and leggins, long shirt, what could be more old timey than that? wide belt , long knife, powder horn, possibles bag, dang, thats a mountian man! whats not to love about that?
     
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    Just checked out that site, sorry I did LOL
     
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    Me in a Breech Cloth would be like putting a hippo in a pair of speedos, the world is NOT ready for Dances With a Trout to wear a Breech cloth in public or even in private in the woods, Animals and nesting Eagles would leave and goto France.
     
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    As a history nut, I routinely run the woods in a breechcloth and leggings.

    As my studies revolve around First Nations people and the early (pre-1763) voyageurs, I wear what they wore for my scouts and historical events.

    Mario

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    Back in my rondyvoo days I sported one in much the same fashion. With leggings and a long hunter shirt you are essentially covered more than when wearing modern shirt and pants.

    Made mine from very fine wool with a cotton lining that was removable. In the end the whole affair struck me as being too reminiscent of wearing diapers, so I switched back to wearing knee pants with leggings. Oh BTW, I was doing an F&I interpretation when I played "dress up". :rolleyes:
     
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    I like my Fruit-of-the-Loom boxers just a little too much to switch over to a breechcloth.
     
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    Mmm.. wonder when this fad will come back? :) :) Did the women wear them also? Under dresses? IF they wore dresses...

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    Hmmm. As hot as it gets around here, you have given me an idea. Lets just say don't be peaking in my windows this summer you might see something you really don't want to see.
     
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    If my understanding is correct they didn't. All they wore was the dress, sometimes leggings and their robs in colder weather.

    It would make an interesting bathing suit......
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundoshi

    There still a lot of old Japanese guys wearing a breech cloth. I would presume they are one of the larger groups of people, who are not tribal still wearing them. Seems a little less comfy than a European or American counter part though...
     
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    A fundoshi is not a breechcloth. Design is totally different.

    Mario
     

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