Pourpoint, 14th-15th C, LIMITED EDITION- GREEN

References to the "pourpoint" crop up in records all across Europe during the 14th and 15th C., but the exact cut remains elusive. One of the best descriptions occurs in the Ordinances of Louis the XI: "...a doublet [pourpoint] without sleeves or collar, of two folds of cloth, that shall be only four fingers broad on the shoulder; to which doublet shall be attached the chausses." A reference dated to 1450 lists and explains the pourpoint: " The doublet is maad with poynynges, For whi it is cleped a purpoynt." (Pilgr.LM (Cmb Ff.5.30)

Our pourpoint is a a body skimming shape which closes in the front with points. As indicated in the Ordinances, we have omitted the sleeves and collar. The pourpoint is made of 2 layers of linen and has eyelets worked in the hem to support chausses, split hose or full joined hose. See an image of it as worn here: POURPOINT

Limited Edition colour is medium sage green.  The fabric is a chunky woven linen with pronounced slubbing which produces a mottled or 'heather'effect.  It is a very attractive fabric that gives the appearance of being handwoven and hand dyed. Lined in unbleached linen.

PLEASE NOTE- ***This is a Limited Edition Colour of our standard design.  We've used up all the available fabric and this colour will not be restocked when it sells out.***

Medium - 42" chest, 36" waist
Large - 44" chest, 38" waist
X Large - 46" chest, 40" waist


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  • Model: BSD-M01-GREEN
  • Shipping Weight: 1lbs

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 08 December, 2016.