Garb the World

Est 1997

Being a bit of  a geek, I love it when I come across a well organized website.  When I got wind of Garb the World I was sold.  Very well organized and they are even designed for the newbie to be able to navigate the site without feeling lost or overwhelmed.

When you visit the site, the first thing you will notice is that they have a section called First Time.  You could also read this title as Newbie.  In this section they have a basic costume consisting of a tunic, drawstring pants of skirt and a leather ring belt for $90 (at the time of this writing).  This is a really good deal.  It is the whole outfit for under a hundred bucks.

Now, there is a some lead time needed for this order and here is why:  you aren’t buying off the rack.  When you order from Garb the World you are not getting a costume that has hung around in a warehouse or that has been transported to the Ren Faire for several seasons to cook in the sun.  You are getting a custom made outfit that takes 4-5 weeks to complete and get shipped to you.  So if you are ordering from Garb the World, give them time but know you are getting quality clothing.

Here is another point that I would like to make for their website – they have the clothing divided up by item or article of clothing (shirts, pants, men’s skirts) or by time period (Frank, Vandal, Jute, Visigoth).  This makes it very easy to navigate and find what you need.  It also means that if you want to go Arthurian, you can choose an entire outfit for one low price.  You don’t have to pick and choose and they will work with you to make sure that all the colors work together and that your costume is ready to take the wear and tear of many years of faire use.  They can even make you a loin cloth – which if you have been reading for a while you know the loincloth is the ultimate costume.

Shoes – Unlike a lot of costumers, these cats will also help you find appropriate foot wear.  The have footwear to match the time period of your garb.  Whether you are looking for a simple rope sandal or for Roman-wrapped boot style sandals they have a little bit of everything and this will keep you from looking the dofus when you go to the faire in a great costume and your sneaks.  Again, this is the best thing about Garb the World – they are a one stop shop.  They are full service and allow you to be as creative as you would like.  Choose the colors, the trim, get the right size and make sure that all the pieces work together.

Garb the World – Full service costumer.  Great emerchant.  Great website.  Make sure you stop by and check them out today. LIKE them on facebook and make sure that you stay up to date.