If your impression is that of a gentleman, this accessory should be part of your wardrobe. Think of this as an 18th century necktie. Look at almost any period portrait, and you will notice that a well-dressed gentleman always covered his neck. Look at a couple examples....
|Copley - Ezekiel Goldthwait 1771|
|Copley - Thomas Flucker 1771|
|A neck stock from the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston|
You don't need really exceptional sewing skills to make a stock, just some patience and some time. We'll be supplying a kit with all the materials (except the buckle) for a reimbursement fee of $8, that will include the fine linen, thread and interfacing. So get a "roundtoit" and join us to make a neck stock and add an important accessory to your gentleman's kit. For more information visit our website www.thehiveonline.org and to sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org