The Slav Medieval Shop creates historical outfits in three basic standards of detail work:

 

I – Outfit is sewn with the machine – all stitches are made with the machine, pattern of the outfit is based on the historical sources, according to its description on the site.  Internal stitches are finished with overlock, visible stitches are sewn by machine (if possible - with linen threads, stitch is imitation of manual stitch)

II – Invisible stitches are made with the machine, all visible stitches are sewn manually.

III – Whole outfit is sewn manually with very strong stitches – strongly based on the archeological findings.

Some outfits can be made in the third standard only – in this case other options are not available.

Actually, all outfits offered on the site are made-to-measure for the customer, therefore sending the body dimensions is necessary. In the description of every item You can find all dimensions that You should measure on yourself and then send to us. Measurements should be taken exactly, without adding inches for clearance.

Below, there are the pictures showing how to take measurements:

The measurements for women:

1. Height

2. The distance from the shoulder to the ground

3. Distance from the waist to the ground

4. Chest circumference

5. Waist circumference

6. Hips circumference

7. Circumference in the widest part of the thigh

8. Calf circumference

9. Wrist circumference

10. Arm's length from the shoulder to the wrist

11. Shoulder circumference

12. Neck circumference

13. Head circumference

14. Distance from the shoulder to the widest part of the chest

15. Distance from the shoulder to the waist

16. Length of the outfit – if it’s supposed to be other than to the ground

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How to take the measurements for men:

1. Height

2. The distance from the shoulder to the ground

3. Distance from the waist to the ground

4. Chest circumference

5. Waist circumference

6. Hips circumference

7. Circumference in the widest part of the thigh

8. Calf circumference

9. Height of the crotch

10. Wrist circumference

11. Arm's length from the shoulder to the wrist

12. Shoulder circumference

13. Neck circumference

14. Head circumference

15. Distance from the shoulder to the widest part of the chest

16. Distance from the shoulder to the waist

17. Length of the shirt (length of the outfit, if it’s supposed to be different than the one given in the description of the item)

Instructions for maintenance of the historical clothing:

Laundering

Wool:

• wash in cold water (at the higher temperature it may shrink and mat) or dry clean

• only hand wash

• use only mild washing detergents for wool

• hang in the vertical position to dry

ALL MANUALLY SEWN CLOTHES SCHOULD BE WASH BY HAND!

Linen:

• temperature 40C - colored clothes; 60C – white or natural colored clothes

• hand wash is recommended

• alternatively – launder in the washing machine using „hand wash” program

• do not use bleach or stain removers

• no spinning (it is damaging for seams and fibers)

• hang in the vertical position to dry

• to keep the look, please, best ironed clothes with wetting water.

ALL MANUALLY SEWN CLOTHES SCHOULD BE WASH BY HAND!

Silk:

• temperature 30C

• hand wash only, use mild washing detergents

• take special care!

• hang in the vertical position to dry


Fur and leather: 

  • Do not wash in water!

  • Only dry clean  permitted



Storage:
• after returning from the trips, get rid of the dirt/grass/hay/leaves from your clothes
• dried clothes store in a dry place
• storage in the hanging position is recommended
• to avoid damage by moths hang in the closet/put in the case some lavender bags



Store is not responsible for damages resulting from a different method of conservation than recommended.