Doublet, Mahoitred style, 15th century

Our doublet has been designed to match the silhouette seen in 15th C. art. 'Gippon à mahoitres' of this style may be seen in the illustration of “Water tilting” in the Hours of the Duchess of Bourgogne, about 1450, MS76/1362, Museé Condé, on the executioner in Dierick Bouts’ "Trial of Emperor Otto III" and in Petrus Christus' portrait of Edward Grimston.

The doublet is a foundation garment worn to shape the body and provide shape and support to the gown or coat worn over it. It fits close to the body and has a high, nipped in waist to give the gown a trim line. The "V" shaped yoke collar is seen at the neck of the gown, and padded “puff” shoulders support the gown sleeve head to produce the exaggerated silhouette unique to the period. Bottom of the doublet reaches to the hip, where eyelets near the edge allow the hose to be pointed on. The front waist fastens closed with points (not included), and the front edges rise in an open V across the chest as was the fashion.

Wear with our 15th C. braies, Slit neck or Fold neck shirt, and 15th C. hose.

Thread eyelets are the only visible exterior machine stitching.

Wool, inen and damask lined in oatmeal linen. Fancy fabrics lined in black or buff linen.

Stock sizes:
XSmall - 38 inch chest, 32 inch waist
Small - 40 inch chest, 34 inch waist
Medium - 42 inch chest, 36 inch waist
Large - 44 inch chest, 38 inch waist
X Large - 46 inch chest, 40 inch waist
XXLarge - 48 inch chest, 42 inch waist 
Made to measure - made up to your body measurements

Please note- Although we do keep a few of these in stock, we prefer to make them up to each customer's fabric and colour requirements. There is no additional charge for making a stock sized garment to order, and only a $10 fee to make a doublet to your measurements. Available in wool, linen and fancy fabrics such as brocade and tone on tone damask. Silk and velvets also available by special order. Turnaround time is usually about 4 weeks, depending on current workload and fabric availability. Please email gwen@historicenterprises.com for more information.

Please indicate your colour preference by listing your top 3 choices in order of preference in the Order Comments section of the order form.   When your order is processed we will respond with a list of what is currently available in your preferred fabric and colour preference.

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

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 January, 2009.