awww yeah it’s not even wednesday! Anyways, let me answer this question for you:
The high religious council has banned most forms of adornment unless they are specifically approved. Approval for a specific unapproved item can be done on a case-by-case basis with the representative in your town, or on a larger scale through the government itself. (This is really just a law that bans most of the religious and ethnic clothing of marginalized communities. It’s pretty messed up.) If you are seen on the street wearing something that isn’t approved- and items that are questionable but approved will be marked with a seal if they are something that is particularly noticeable -you will be arrested.
Still, there are some class markers in their clothing. If you are of lower class it is more likely that your clothing will be made from rougher materials and will obviously have a lower thread count than the clothing made for people in power.
Most clothing is made using the wool of an animal called an anaśen, which is similar to an alpaca, except they are very fat animals and really aren’t all that much like alpacas but I can’t think of a good comparison. But imagine a fat alpaca for the sake of this ask. The wool of the anaśen is taken and then spun very very fine, most of the time as thin as sewing thread unless it is to be used for knitted garments, and woven into very undyed sheets of fabric.
Those who can afford something exquisite sometimes have precious metals woven into the fabric, but that is very very expensive! In order to afford one copy of the outfit that something like a high priest would wear it would cost three year’s salary of the average worker. Most of the wealthy don’t even bother with getting something so extravagant because it is just really ridiculously expensive, but instead rely on getting look-alike garments made with dyed thread woven in to emulate the effect of the color changes in more expensive outfits.
The main color of the fabric is the undyed color of the wool. It’s considered improper to dye most of the material for a garment, as it hides the natural look of the material. Minority ethnic groups usually have less of a problem with dyeing fabrics, but it makes them stick out in urban areas and they are more likely to be apprehended by the authorities, so they will usually dye undergarments rather than stick out if it is of importance that they have a color.
Overcoats and cloaks (as well as pants) are generally made from darker wool, while other garments are made from lighter wools.
Relating back to my wedding ask where I mentioned the colored cloths that are used to decorate town halls: they are not made of wool usually, unless it’s in a poorer community. A material much like silk is readily available in the warmer parts of Kelota where the spiders that produce it live. They’re actually a bit of a pest in the area where they live and there are a ton of them producing their spider silk which is harvested to make cloth. It’s not usually woven as fine as the nicer of the wool garments are, but it makes for a very nice light cloth. It’s considered too nice for to be used in clothing material, although it is definitely a possibility that someone with lots of money at their disposal has used some silk for their own purposes. Each family has a cloth in their traditional color, and they don’t typically get replaced all that often.
Style is where it gets more complicated. There is little difference in clothing between lower and higher classes past the quality material that it is made out of.
The acceptable form of dress as dictated by the church consists of a basic long sleeveless tunic or dress (depends on where you draw the line between each I guess?) called an iśaop. It’s traditionally made from one piece of cloth that has either had a hole cut in it for the neck opening or is wrapped around the wearer. More modern versions are made from two pieces of cloth sewn together, but they haven’t caught on yet. They are mostly shapeless garments that are given shape by wrapping one or more sihap (which translates to scarf, although they are shaped more like shawls or belts [although a belt technically is called a lestanke] depending on where you go) around the waist. Optionally, one can wear pants or hose or leggings underneath their iśaop, and that is called an opaji.
On top of all of this one might wear a cloak, called an osakel. They are made from heavier and coarser wools than other garments and typically include a hood. There is one seam left mostly open which can be clasped closed with a or shifted around to a different side. The hood is more of a cowl scarf attached to the cloak that can be pulled up over the head, so it is easy to move things around according to how it’s most comfortable.
I don’t have the energy tonight to continue or draw you a picture but there there is some writing and stuff take it damn i’ll continue this later