This topic is typically heated in online forums and is accompanied by every Woulda/Coulda/Shoulda that one can imagine.
Well, I discovered yesterday that these conversations even happen in later period forums (though, I have to say, with far less vehemence than some I am used to). I am going to link a thread below for the Elizabethan Costume group on Facebook because the conversation is educational, civil and very, very similar in context to the things earlier period reenactors should be considering when planning a kit. The conversation includes discussion on social status, expectations of that, and more. (Also, poke around this forum if you have any interest at all in later historical costume. There are WONDERFUL samples of people's work and many engaging discussions!)