Single leg hose can be seen in artwork from the 13th (Maciejowski Bible, image above), 14th (Tres Riches Heures) and early 15th (Mantegna) centuries. Worn laced to our 13th or 14th century braies or belt, these versatile leggings may be worn rolled down to knee or ankle in hot weather.
Pattern is a variation from hose fragments found at Baynards Castle Dock. The attached foot has been redesigned to remove the underfoot seams. Simple laces are included.
A note on colours: We often use heather, tweedy, or mottled fabrics for our wool chausses. These fabrics may incorporate different coloured threads or specks, or have an interesting patterned weave. We also offer wool blends for those who have wool allergies, or want to be able to machine wash their clothing. All fabrics are carefully chosen to replicate historical fabrics and colours. Please refer to the Fabric Colours, Weaves and Information section for more on the fabrics we use for our clothing.
We will always choose the chausses which best complements other items in your order. If you have a specific request regarding fibre content, colour or weave, please make a note in the Order Comments section of the Order Form. You can also email or call us at 760.789.2299 to discuss your order. Model is wearing burgundy
No visible exterior machine stitching. Sold as a pair (2).
See our SIZING PAGE for information on our sizes.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 January, 2009.