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I wanted to thank you for everything. In the 2009 season of the Texas Renaissance Festival my daughter got her first REAL garb. You know, something that wasn’t a hand-me-down or made because she would out grow it so fast. The staff at the Texas Renaissance Festival were a great help to both my daughter (now 11 years old) and my husband in finding something just right for her. She looks forward to wearing it every chance she gets!
Ginette – from Central Texas
I got the best boots and leather slacks a pirate could ever want.
This happened on Christmas last year, but I am just NOW getting around to posting here. I was out with the family for Christmas dinner at a Chinese Place and I was wearing my Ravenswood Leather Santa Hat with the Skull and Crossed Candy Canes. Out of NOWHERE some guy comes running over to my table saying “DUDE, That Hat is EPIC.. Where did you get it?” I PROUDLY told him Ravenswood Leather at the Texas Renaissance Festival.
Hey there, I just wanted to tell you guys that I’m diggin’ the updated site navigation. Not enough people give feedback for this kind of thing. After having some part in creating a few websites myself, its easy for me to appreciate the changes that you’ve made – they are definitely for the better! Anyhow, just wanted to pass along my opinion. Sometimes the smaller or more tedious changes are those that are most needed – thanks for going the extra mile and making browsing a breeze!
I purchased one of the Ravenswood Leather baldrics at the Rogue Renaissance Festival in 2011 and found it to be of the finest quality leather and nickel metal. It has held up magnifcently over the past year despite the constant weight of my sword. The gentleman that sold it to me knew exactly what I was looking for, and he picked out the perfect item. I couldn’t ask for better service or quality of workmanship.
Well, I just got my Ravenswood Leather gear in. I opted for the Huntsman’s Jerkin and Hooded Mantle with Dagged Hood. I also added a small pouch for my cellphone (as if I did not have enough pouches). I was suprised at the turn-around on it. Only 10 days from ordering to reciept for total customization to my size.
It arrived last evening via Fed Ex. It was well packaged and in perfect condition upon reciept. Suprisingly, Ravenswood included ANOTHER small free bonus pouch – a nice touch. The bonus pouch is large enough to hold a cellphone itself, and though not equipped with a belt loop – it will safeguard any odds and ends I want to keep seperate in one of my larger pouches or serve to keep extra money or small items tucked inside my boot cuff.
The leather Ravenswood is a slightly thicker grade than your typical faire vendor. Also, their stitching seems to be superior – everything looks like its been stitched 4 seperate times with quality waxed thread. The fittings are rock solid, riveted through the leather rather than being sewn on. The details are amazing – the leather has a rich natural grain and the nickle-silver buttons have delicate engraved Wytherin-style reliefs. The mandarin collar on the surcoat is nice and stiff to hold its form, but not uncomfortable. Movement in the leather is exceptionally comfortable, as the leather is thicker grade – yet the interior is very soft, akin to deer hide or chamois.
The cut is nice and roomy, yet still flattering on me (something that my regular uniform is not – LOL). It’s tailor made, not generically sized, but still one wonders about ordering stuff made to fit. This does fit and I am quite happy with it.
I took a few pics this morning, I was so excited to try it on. I felt like an evil character from a AD&D adventure back in my college days. I did not choose a historical basis for this leather – I was just going for a generic bad guy look. I think this leather works. Assassin, mercenary, disguised noble, bad sheriff, thug, or executioner – this getup fits the bill for all descriptions one could use. This is my alternate wear for when the armor gets to hot down here in the Dirty South.
I am really pleased with the high quality of Ravenswood Leather and their quick turnaround time. I am highly impressed and would recommend them to anyone seeking leather clothing in the near future!
I absolutely love your products, everything is quality and so far has been very durable. I’m looking forward to buying from you again.
I bought a custom made set of Armour from Ravenswood back in early 2000. To this day it still looks as good as the day I got it. It is the pride of my collection and will be for many more years to come. You can not go wrong buying anything from Ravenswood, the quality of their products and service is like no other and you will not be disappointed.
Wanted to take the time to tell all invovled with my order a hearty thank you! My Knight’s Jerkin and Swordmans Pants came in perfect condition and fit like a glove! The quality and workman ship of both are outstanding!
I had the chance to wear the jerkin to our local Olde English Faire and it received numerous comments and requests for photos! (I would like to think it was me..but alas I know better!) Many requests as to where it came from were asked so I hope you get some new customers from it!
Again, to you and your staff, thank you for a job well done!
I am very happy with my purchase. It is fantastic! I have tried several Cavalier hats, but, I am a short person and the other hats I tried looked like Capt. Barbosa. They stuck out way too far. I bought the 4″ black Cavalier and it is prefect for my size. Thank you for offering a great selection.
At the Highland games in enumclaw wa I found out about Ravenswood leather for the first time, I was just drooling over the Ranger full dresses. I seriously wanted one but I definetly didn’t have the budget for $500 in one swing.
While I was looking at it a wonderful and charming woman insisted I try it on because I was practically petting to gorgeous leather, once she got me into it I fell in love even more and she told me about layaway possibilities. She even allowed me to set the pace for my payments and she answered every question i had in detail and with confidence.
I am now looking forward to wearing my ravenswood Ranger dress soon!
I heard about Ravenswood through a friend who ordered a top a few years back and I finally ordered something for myself back in June 2012 (It is now August 2012). I ordered a custom made Harem Bodice that would feature the same hood as the Saberist Bodice. During the entire process of planning and ordering my top, Ravenswood Leather provided top-notch and speedy customer service. They were ready to answer any and every question that I had and would respond the same day that I asked. After placing the order, I was told that it would take approximately five to ten weeks to create and man was it worth the wait! My top came in the mail via UPS in a well packaged box and when I opened the box to view the top it was absolutely stunning!
The leather is thick but very soft and comfortable to wear. It fits my small build perfectly while leaving a little bit of breathing room so that I won’t get hot as fast while running around in the sun. My personal top features the black leather as well as the renaissance burgundy and they are absolutely gorgeous! The burgundy looks to me like a redish-brown, which is perfect for my time period at the renaissance faire. The top is incredibly stitched and appears to be able to handle any wear and tear that I put into it! The lace that binds everything together to tighten it up seems to be made of nylon and looks very nice in my opinion; I will probably leave them in until they wear out. The hood lies beautifully flat when down and when it is up it frames the face perfectly.
This top is everything that I wanted and more! Plus, as a little bonus gift, Ravenswood added in a bonus mini-drawstring pouch that features the same colors as my top and looks like it could hold a smaller phone (It wouldn’t fit my android), money/ID/debit card, or even some medieval coins if you would prefer. Thanks again Ravenswood leather for your amazing service! I will most definitely be ordering again!
My husband and I were renewing our vows at the Texas Renaissance Festival last year and I contacted Ravenswood to make a replica of Faramir’s ranger doublet for him as a surprise. I cannot even begin to say how spectacularly pleased we both were with how it turned out! Their attention to detail was flawless and my husband was thrilled beyond belief! Thanks for helping make a special day even more wonderful!
As a horsewoman, I’m very familiar with leather. Ravenswood uses quality leather, very much like tack leather. Their fastenings are solid and sturdy, and everything is supple and already broken in. No cardboard or “craptackistan” leather here!
Customer service is always a top priority. I got my order in very short order (~3 weeks) during the Festival season, and all communication with staff was professional and courteous.
I’m very happy, and I will shop again!
My husband and I really wanted to buy matching Ranger outfits for this year, but we couldn’t order them until mid-September for our trip in October. Imagine our surprise and joy when we received them in time to wear!!! This team has remarkable customer service, and an awesome turnaround time. Thank you so much Ravenswood, for making our trip to TRF that much cooler!!
I ordered a womens Sherwood Bracer. The quality of the leather and the fit of the bracer are both amazing. Also, I was given an up to 3 month wait on the bracer as it takes time to make, and surprisingly received it only 3 weeks after placing the order. I am extremely pleased, and my husband is very jealous that he didn’t get one. All my archery related leather goods will be purchased through Ravenswood. Thank you!
Dear Mr. Hastings:
I ordered a Jerkin for my younger cousin, Ryan, who is 19, as a gift for him. He collects swords and wanted to dress up for Halloween as a
When the jerkin arrived, we were both blown away at the quality and craftsmanship of the jerkin. The custom fit was perfect
and it made him very happy, which was my goal!
I just wanted to send you a picture of his finished outfit ensemble to see for yourself how well he looked. (his girlfriend took these pictures)
Thanks so much for producing and selling such quality products!
Tony and Ryan
I’ve now made 3 purchases from Ravenswood and I know that I will be doing business here again, and again! Their products have stood the test of time (4 years for my Gondor series bracers) and have been used heavily while sparring with training swords.
I stand by Ravenswood. I have, and will recommend Ravenswood to all my friends and relatives who have an interest in their products.