Cotehardie, c. 1350

The cotehardie is based on a number of mid- 14th C. sources including 'La remede de Fortune', Guillaume de Machaut , 1355-60 (Master of the Remède de Fortune, BNF Fr1586 f55), Bible historiale complétée moyenne (the 'Bible Historiale of John the Good'), 1350-1356 (Guyart des Moulins, Royal 19DII f.9v) and The Marriage, 1350s (Niccolò da Bologna,miniature on vellum, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC)

It features the trim body and row of variously spaced buttons seen on artwork of the period. A shapely garment popular mid century, it is better fitting than a tunic but less tailored than the style worn later in the century.  It occupies the middle step in the evolution of fashion in the 14th C. between the earlier 'Alexander' cotehardie which is longer and has a fuller skirt and the later doublet of Charles of Blois which is extremely short and absolutely form fitting. 

Buttons close the front from neck to hem. Buttons on sleeve from wrist to above elbow, vents at side bottom. Fully lined in our signature oatmeal linen. Small round wood buttons are standard on wool and linen garments, fancy buttons on brocades.  Machine buttonholes, no other visible exterior machine stitching. An extremely well made garment!

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Model is wearing dark plum wool (main photo), red/black foliate brocade with a dark red dagged hood (inset photo)

Wool, brocade or linen exterior, lined in linen.



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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 October, 2008.