Tunic, Button Neck, Made to Order


This is a well documented early medieval style, based on a number of extant garments from the period: the Skjoldehamn kirtle (1000-1210), Kragelund man's kirtle (1045-1155) and the shirt of St. Louis of France (circa 1250, Notre Dame).  

Similar garments can be seen in the Morgan Bible (The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, Ms M. 638, also called the Maciejowski Bible), and the Arena Chapel Frescoes by Giotto (c.1305-1306).  This garment is best used for European and Iberian portrayals of the period 1250-1325. It may be worn alone or layered with other garments

The cut is a generously sized "A" shape, flaring from the point of the shoulder to hem. The bottom width is increased with gores inserted from waist to hem. The 48” length from shoulder to hem will fall at about the ankle on most women and just below the calf on most men.

The sleeves are tapered to the wrist, and have a square gusset under the arm for freedom of movement. The wrist is finished with a round button, allowing for a close fit. 

The round neckline is finished with a self-fabric facing. The front slit is closed with your choice of 2 round buttons (as seen in Giotto’s fresco) or eyelets placed to accept a brooch (as in the Morgan Bible). The sleeves are closed by a button at the wrist.

This garment is Made to Order in your choice of fabrics (wool or linen) and your choice of colours. Sizing will be adjusted to your measurements to achieve the look pictured as closely as possible. We will supply a chart explaining the measurement process when you place your order.

Production note: Custom/Made to measure garments are individually made and custom sized using the measurements you provide. Please measure carefully, made to measure garments can not be returned. Please allow 4-6 weeks for production plus adequate shipping time for your made to order garment.


Starting at: $154.95

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  • Model: BSD-TN04-M2O
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 26 April, 2017.