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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2009, 12:32:48 PM »
they're hot

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2009, 12:57:06 PM »
But can you breath in them?

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2009, 02:17:46 PM »
But can you breath in them?

Absolutely.  As a girl who wore corsets (and bodices) for lots of years working the ren faires in both southern and northern california, I can say without reservation that you can breathe in either and/or both at once.  But you have to have good posture for them to work correctly.  And being somewhat thin helps too.  I know this is probably TMI, but the thinner you are, the more pressure it puts on your boobies and back, which is where you WANT the majority of the pressure to be.  It's like asking if you can breathe in a back brace, or with a heavy backbacking backpack on.  Of course you can!  You just need to learn how to use them, and you need somebody who is skilled at such things to lace you up.

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2009, 02:27:56 PM »
Wow.
What can I say about this thread?
Nothing. That's what will keep me out of trouble with the wife.
I doubt she would go for the whole tactical corset deal. :-\
Oh well, a boy can dream I suppose.

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2009, 02:39:33 PM »
Wow.
What can I say about this thread?
Nothing. That's what will keep me out of trouble with the wife.
I doubt she would go for the whole tactical corset deal. :-\
Oh well, a boy can dream I suppose.

Get her started on regular corsets... lots of women love them...  some even like to lace them tightly... mmm...

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2009, 03:45:17 PM »
Absolutely.  As a girl who wore corsets (and bodices) for lots of years working the ren faires in both southern and northern california, I can say without reservation that you can breathe in either and/or both at once.  But you have to have good
You and TW go to NorCal Ren fairs?? Cool.. I'll look for you then...
BTW: Rabbits Foot is now the official mead vendor of Norcal and I think SoCal also.

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2009, 03:58:08 PM »
I think it also has to do with the kind of corset you get, the quality, and the boning (yes that is what it is called). I go with my friends every year to the Ren Faire here in NC. They would like me to go to the Georgia one too, but I really rather not go as often as they do. Can't really afford that.

Anyway, I have helped several women with their corsets when they needed it. Most of the people at our Ren Faire are not thin, but I would say healthily robust. That is the average and most of them do not have a problem with their corsets. I am by no means an expert, but when you have friends who talk about them at Ren Faire year after year you know a good deal about them and how they are implemented.

There are uncomfortable ones, but they are usually less quality (some even with plastic boning!  :o) and there are those that are of better quality for a little bit more. I would suggest getting the best you can afford, hunt around, and see what deals you can get. Ren Faire vendors are good for doing that.

Most people tend to think you can't breathe in them, largely because of movies, and that is not true. It does move things around a bit, and my friend Misty has told me on more than one occasion that it arranges your back straighter and makes you have to breathe a certain way, but it shouldn't make you pass out. It takes a little getting used to is all.

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2009, 04:38:24 PM »
I want one - but if I wore it poor hubby would have a heart attack ::) ::)

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2009, 04:43:13 PM »
I want one - but if I wore it poor hubby would have a heart attack ::) ::)

Ah, but he'd die a happy, happy man.  :D

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2009, 04:49:40 PM »
You and TW go to NorCal Ren fairs?? Cool.. I'll look for you then...
BTW: Rabbits Foot is now the official mead vendor of Norcal and I think SoCal also.

I don't work either one anymore.  Haven't in nearly 5 years.  I didn't even GO to faire this year  :-\ .  I plan to go next year with a bit of money on hand.  There are some muslin shirts and a few half bodices and a few dresses I want to pick up.  There is nothing in the world more comfortable than the anachronistic clothing of either (a) a middle eastern belly dancer (full clothed, I'm too modest any other way), or (b) a gamin (street urchin) from the time of the french revolution.  I actually often prefer the latter, as it allows me to wear pants, stockings, comfy shoes, a bodice, a shirt and a hat.  Keeps the sunburns from being too ridiculous.

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2009, 07:04:20 PM »
But wait, there's more!

Rugged Femininity, my new work corset!

Carhartt-inspired styling, snap-on tool holsters and pockets.

I'm starting to like modern fashion design.  ;D

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2009, 08:17:06 PM »
But wait, there's more!

Rugged Femininity, my new work corset!

Carhartt-inspired styling, snap-on tool holsters and pockets.

I'm starting to like modern fashion design.  ;D

It needs big comfy straps.  Other than that, it's awesome.

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2009, 10:30:34 PM »
But wait, there's more!

Rugged Femininity, my new work corset!

Carhartt-inspired styling, snap-on tool holsters and pockets.

I'm starting to like modern fashion design.  ;D

Nice necklace.

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2009, 06:46:35 PM »
I think I will try to make one.  I have a corset pattern.  humm  I used to do reenactments and we had to be corsetted.  It really helped for the all day affairs.  hmmm 

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2009, 07:00:57 PM »
I think I will try to make one.  I have a corset pattern.  humm  I used to do reenactments and we had to be corsetted.  It really helped for the all day affairs.  hmmm 

Gotta include pics when you do make one Gloria. ;D

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2009, 07:39:18 PM »
i am seriously laughing at the ad on the tactical corset website, specifically "high speed low drag front zipper . . . for when even buckles aren't fast enough."  

sadly, my wife doesn't want one. :-\

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #46 on: November 28, 2009, 03:37:11 PM »
It needs big comfy straps.  Other than that, it's awesome.
Now this one is way practical. I sew and have a pattern that I can modify. Interesting, because when we use our bras to the max and we need support, this corset could be used over tank tops with lace and look great! Hey, where is that sewing machine? Thanks Bill!

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2009, 03:48:02 PM »
LOL!  Right!  *remembers to hire Lass when I want a new corset*  :D

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #48 on: November 28, 2009, 03:54:35 PM »
Absolutely.  As a girl who wore corsets (and bodices) for lots of years working the ren faires in both southern and northern california, I can say without reservation that you can breathe in either and/or both at once.  But you have to have good posture for them to work correctly.  And being somewhat thin helps too.  I know this is probably TMI, but the thinner you are, the more pressure it puts on your boobies and back, which is where you WANT the majority of the pressure to be.  It's like asking if you can breathe in a back brace, or with a heavy backbacking backpack on.  Of course you can!  You just need to learn how to use them, and you need somebody who is skilled at such things to lace you up.

Do they still do chain mail corsets? I saw one guy - reminds me of TW in fact - making chain mail clothes at the Bristol Ren Faire in Wisconsin some years back. When it came to the fittings, I thought he had the greatest job in the world!  ;)

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #49 on: November 28, 2009, 04:25:10 PM »
LOL!  Right!  *remembers to hire Lass when I want a new corset*  :D
Hey, the boning is a bear though....

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #50 on: November 28, 2009, 04:28:16 PM »
But wait, there's more!

Rugged Femininity, my new work corset!

Carhartt-inspired styling, snap-on tool holsters and pockets.

I'm starting to like modern fashion design.  ;D

Thanks Bill, this is the best one so far!

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2009, 05:18:10 PM »
OMG, how did I miss this thread!? My DD, who refuses to carry a decent purse (meaning one that closes securely), has a couple of Heavy Red corsets. This just might be a great alternative to the purse! HAHAHAHAHA!! Thanks!
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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2009, 09:22:25 PM »
OMG, how did I miss this thread!? My DD, who refuses to carry a decent purse (meaning one that closes securely), has a couple of Heavy Red corsets. This just might be a great alternative to the purse! HAHAHAHAHA!! Thanks! T

Heavy Red has some of the most reasonably priced steel boned corsets I have ever seen.

As for corsets, they work on anyone who is willing to take the time to 'adjust' to one. Personally I love them, there's nothing better when it comes to support.

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Re: Tactical Corsets
« Reply #53 on: December 02, 2009, 10:44:06 PM »
Heavy Red has some of the most reasonably priced steel boned corsets I have ever seen.

As for corsets, they work on anyone who is willing to take the time to 'adjust' to one. Personally I love them, there's nothing better when it comes to support.

+1.  I totally and completely agree.  I like bodices for the same reason.