That said, there may be extenuating circumstances for those two outfits. There isn't a lot of context on that page.
I was thinking these were more along the lines of styles that people actually wore at the upper levels of society, but at least were still styles that most of those folks wore at that time.
If anyone is interested in serious recreation of
clothing from the Middle Ages, a good start would be
with the series begun by Janet Arnold, “Patterns
of Fashion” vols. 1-5; Jenny Tiramani’s “17th Century
Women’s Dress Patterns”, and “The Tudor Tailor” series,
by Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies. None of
those are specific to 16th century Switzerland,
but all of them are thoroughly well-researched.
That makes a lot of sense.
The next very best solution is to install Firefox. Then add UBlock Origin. Now all the websites are fat trimmed and lean. I often endup having 200 pr more open tabs on mobile and it has never been a problem (Open tabs double as ToBeRead list) . May be it has crashed twice in the past 2 years. I have never lost a tab during the crash, a power failure or a restart. Always quite fast.
Actually it makes a lot more sense to have Firefox on Mobile than the desktop as it is the only browser (as far as I know) that allows you to block ads.
We had a dinner following the ancient roman cuisine with one of these history buffs once. These guys definitely overdid it with fish-paste and spices- to show off there riches.
"6. An expert or enthusiast of any kind. One might be an astronomy hacker, for example."
And the result of this hacker matches the second canonical definition of "hack":
"2. n. An incredibly good, and perhaps very time-consuming, piece of work that produces exactly what is needed."
The production of this dress was an appropriate application of ingenuity that resulted in a carefully crafted work of art, which is literally hacking:
"Hacking might be characterized as ‘an appropriate application of ingenuity’. Whether the result is a quick-and-dirty patchwork job or a carefully crafted work of art, you have to admire the cleverness that went into it."
It is interesting (to me at least) because it is something I have not seen before, done skillfully, and is not Yet Another Article About Rust or Containers (YAAARC).
HN isn't just about programming. It's about absorbing deep knowledge from a variety of sources, whether that's the field of pharmacology, industrial manufacturing, or what have you.
I'm not particularly interested in sewing, and don't wear dresses (well only on weekends ;) ). But its great that other people are interested in that.
Surely the best thing about the internet is stumbling across some blog about some niche interest you had never even considered before, and being enlightened by it. I much rather this than some web 2.0 social media platform with no vowels in the name.
I suppose you could make the argument that HN is for developers, and so should only contain developer things, I don't think the field would advance very rapidly if no one even brought in anything from outside the field. Just wait, next month some web 3.0 doohicky will be announced, informed by this very article.
Totally fascinating and worth reading. Or skipping over if it isn't your cup of tea.