Package, 13th century, Underwear, Complete - Linen

Complete underwear package contains all the undergarments necessary for a correct 13th C. impression. Shirt, braies and chausses are made if high quality linen, expertly cut and professionally sewn for a polished look and long life.  All garments are based on extant garments and/or period artwork and have no visible machine stitching.

Shirt is based on the shirt of St. Louis (King Louis IX of France), which is preserved in Notre Dame, Paris. The original dates to 1250, and is said to be the oldest extant undergarment. Our shirt copies the cut of the original, and is made of fine white linen.

Full, above-knee length underwear has very wide panel in crotch. Examples may be seen in early manuscript marginalia and period carnival badges.  Opaque linen with pairs of eyelets over the hips to suspend chausses.

Single leg hose or chausses can be seen in artwork from the 13th (Maciejowski Bible), 14th (Tres Riches Heures) and early 15th (Mantegna) centuries. Worn laced to braies, a belt or pourpoint, these versatile leggings may be worn rolled down to knee or ankle in hot weather. 

Pattern is a variation of the Bocksten man's hosen and from hose fragments found at Baynards Castle Dock. The attached foot has been redesigned to remove the underfoot seams. Simple laces are included. 

BONUS- We'll include an early period coif FREE with each Complete Underwear Package.  Nearly ubiquitous in the 12th and 13th C., this style of headwear was obsolete as daily wear by the end of the 13th C.  

$149.85 if purchased separately.  Save $9.90 when you purchase the set -and- receive an Early Coif valued at $13.95 FREE!



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  • Model: BSD-13-2L
  • Shipping Weight: 3lbs




This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 16 June, 2010.