"garb" in sca terminology is period clothing as opposed to mundane clothes. anything based on patterns from the time period 600-1600 is garb; anglewing dresses, bodices, tunics, etc are "garb". jeans, printed tee-shirts, just about everything found "on the market" except as costumes, all these things are mundane clothes.

Garb (?), n. [OF. garbe looks, countenance, grace, ornament, fr. OHG. garawi, garwi, ornament, dress. akin to E. gear. See Gear, n.]

1. (a)

Clothing in general.

(b)

The whole dress or suit of clothes worn by any person, especially when indicating rank or office; as, the garb of a clergyman or a judge.

(c)

Costume; fashion; as, the garb of a gentleman in the 16th century.

2.

External appearance, as expressive of the feelings or character; looks; fashion or manner, as of speech.

You thought, because he could not speak English in the native garb, he could not therefore handle an English cudgel. Shak.

 

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Garb (?), n. [F. gerbe, OF. also garbe, OHG. garba, G. garbe; cf. Skr. grbh to seize, E. grab.] Her.

A sheaf of grain (wheat, unless otherwise specified).

 

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Garb, v. t.

To clothe; array; deck.

These black dog-Dons Garb themselves bravely. Tennyson.

 

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