Pourpoint, 14th-15th century, Made to Order

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, with your choice of colour on the outside and lined with our signature oatmeal. It has thread eyelets worked in the hem to support chausses, split hose or full joined hose, and eyelets in the front to close.  Laces to close the front are supplied.

This garment is Made to Order in your choice of colours. Sizing will be adjusted to your measurements to achieve the look pictured as closely as possible. Please estimate your size for pricing purposes, 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 2-4 weeks for production plus adequate shipping time for your made to order garment.

  • XSmall - 38" chest
  • Small - 40" chest
  • Medium - 42" chest
  • Large - 44" chest
  • X Large - 46" chest
  • 2X Large - 48" chest (+ $10)
  • 3X Large - 50" chest (+ $10)
  • 4X Large - 52" chest (+ $20)
  • 5X Large - 54" chest (+ $20)

Starting at: $79.95

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  • Model: BSD-M01-M2O
  • Shipping Weight: 1lbs

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 27 April, 2017.