The cotehardie is taken from the tomb effigy of Walter Helyon, franklin* of Marcle, c. 1355-60 (Church of St Bartholomew, Herefordshire). It features the nipped in waist and variously spaced buttons seen on the effigy. A shapely garment popular mid century, it is better fitting than a tunic, but less tailored than the style worn my Charles of Blois. (*In the 14th and 15th centuries, franklin was the designation of a class of landowners ranking next below the landed gentry. As such, 'franklins' represent the beginnings of a real-property-owning middle class in England)
Buttoned length of front and wrist, vents at side bottom. Machine buttonholes, no other visible exterior machine stitching. An extremely well made garment!
Model is wearing dark royal wool (left), red/black foliate brocade with a dark red dagged hood (right)
Wool, brocade or linen exterior, lined in linen.
Small - 40 inch chest, 34 inch waist.
Medium - 42 inch chest, 36 inch waist.
Large - 44 inch chest, 38 inch waist.
X-Large - 46 inch chest, 40 inch waist.
XX-Large - 48 inch chest, 42 inch waist.
XXX-Large - 50 inch chest, 44 inch waist.
Please note- Although we do keep a few of these in stock for emergencies, we prefer to make one up to your requirements. There is no additional charge for making a wool or linen garment to order. Brocades are $25, and are limited to stock on hand. Turnaround time is usually about 3-4 weeks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of available fabrics. Please specify wool, linen or brocade. Please indicate your colour preference by listing your top 3 choices in order of preference in the Order Comments section of the order form. When your order is processed we will respond with a list of what is currently available in your preferred fabric and colour range.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 October, 2008.