Ever since I was a young kid, I’ve been a huge fan of the swashbuckling genre — especially The Three Musketeers. When I eventually joined the SCA, I knew what I wanted my persona to be — a Gascon swordsman in that familiar cavalier style. When I decided to learn how to sew myself (vs. having the girlfriend make everything for me), I jumped into the deep end by making a wool cassock (with a full 100+ buttons), and then a doublet. They were the first two things I made myself (under some heavy supervision), and it’s one of my favorite outfits to wear to this day.
I have several different versions of this outfit, but the dark blue doublet with a cloak/cassock is still my favorite look.