Trousers, Thorsbjerg Mose, c. 500 (MADE TO ORDER)

Thorsbjerg is the southernmost of the great war booty bog sites, located in Schleswig-Holstein just north of Süderbrarup. Until 1863 a part of Denmark, the area is now part of Germany and findings from Thorsbjerg Mose are held by the Landesmuseum in Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig.

These trousers are based on the archaeological remains from Thorsbjerg Mose, currently housed in the Landesmuseum. Although dating remains uncertain, circa 500 AD seems to be commonly accepted.

Made of high quality wools, our reproduction retains most of the details of the sophisticated cut of the original, including the crotch gusset composed of 2 pieces, applied waistband and belt loops. The fit is slim through the leg yet roomy in the seat, allowing for freedom of movement while fighting or riding. There is no opening, the waistband is sized to slide up over the hips and be secured around the waist by a belt. Stock model is available by waist size and standard 34" inseam which can be hemmed if desired.

Please note: The attached feet found in the archaeological remains have been omitted from our stock model, although we can add feet as a custom option. Please enquire about attached feet to

Made to Order waist sizes- 30 - 42. We are unable to accomodate waist sizes larger than 42.
There is no additional charge for Made to Order sizes, but please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Please provide actual waist measurement taken with a tape measure when you place your order for fastest production. Measure with a tape where you wear your belt.

100% wool

PLEASE NOTE:  We are now working with a US mill that manufactures their own high quality goods, and stocks dozens of historically appropriate colours.  We're now able to get almost any colour you desire, from palest to darkest shades. See our online swatch book here: WOOL SAMPLES. Each garment will be custom made.

Production note: Custom/Made to measure garments are individually custom made and as such are not returnable. Please allow 2-4 weeks for production plus adequate shipping time for your made to order garment.

This product has been developed in consultation with the Authenticity Officers for Regia Anglorum in the US and UK, as well as the Authenticity Officers for the Vikings UK and NA. Although it is policy for both groups to avoid giving blanket endorsements to vendors, this garment conforms to current Regia Anglorum and Vikings kit standards.

Reference Photo credit:
(trousers) Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig
(pattern) The Development of Costume, Naomi Tarrant

Please order carefully, custom and made to order garments are not returnable.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 23 February, 2010.