Complete outfit package contains all the garments necessary for a correct impression 1340-1380. Shirt, braies, and pourpoint are made of high quality linen, the split hose and G-63 gown are made of wool or a wool blend (depending on colour). Cotehardie can be made in wool or fancy fabric as shown. This outfit is a good choice for townsmen, artisans, merchants and small landholders.
All garments are expertly cut and professionally sewn for a polished look and long life. All are based on extant garments and/or period artwork and have no visible machine stitching.Outfit package comes with -one- shirt, please choose your preferred style from the drop down menu below.
BONUS- Includes a FREE pair of tied garters ($3.95 value) with each outfit package purchase.
Tie neck shirt is a simple, loose fitting shirt with tubular sleeves and underarm gusset that has become a reenactor standard in the USA and Europe. Collar band extends into ties in front. Based on the paintings "Giuliano da San Gallo" by Piero di Cosimo in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and "Nativity" by Piero di Dominico in the National Gallery in Sienna. Linen
Slit neck shirt is similar in cut to the tie neck shirt, being simply cut with tubular sleeves and an underarm gusset and 'boat' neckline. The cut is based on the Rogart shirt which was found in a grave near Springhill, Knockan, Parish of Rogart, Sutherland (Scotland) and has been tentatively dated to the 14th C. Linen. (Please select the preferred style of shirt from the drop down menu below.) Linen
Simple, boxer style braies as seen in the Four Seasons of the House of Cerruti (“Barley”), Tacuinum Sanitatis (“Rye”) and other manuscripts of the 14th century. Opaque linen with no 'see through'.
The pourpoint is a a body skimming vest shape which closes in the front with points. As indicated in the Ordinances of Louis XI, it has no sleeves and collar. The pourpoint is made of 2 layers of linen, buff on the outside lined with our signature oatmeal, and has eyelets worked in the hem to support the split hose. Linen.
Split hose are a transitional style seen from the late 14th C. through the end of the 15th C. The hose are made of separate legs cut from bias cut woven wool which are open from front to back through the crotch. There is no codpiece, so the shirt and/or braies can be seen in the gap. Legs have a seam running the entire rear length, are lined with linen to mid-thigh, and have a full foot. Thread eyelets located on the upper edge point the hose to the pourpoint. This style affords much more coverage over the hip and buttocks than chausses, and will not stay up without the pourpoint. Wool or wool blend, depending on colour.
The pattern for the G-63 had been taken from the remains of Herjolfsnes Gown #63, which has been radio carbon dated to between 1350 - 1410. Costume historians feel this garment is typical of European fashion of the mid 14th to early 15th C, having the fitted shoulder, bell shaped body, small standing collar, shaped sleeves and button placement found on the excavated garment and seen in artwork of the period. Round wood buttons mimic the cloth buttons typical of this period. Wool or wool blend, depending on colour.
The cotehardie is taken from the tomb effigy of Walter Helyon, franklin* of Marcle, c. 1355-60 (Church of St Bartholomew, Herefordshire). It features the nipped in waist and variously spaced buttons seen on the effigy. A shapely garment popular mid century, it is better fitting than a tunic, but less tailored than the style worn my Charles of Blois. (*In the 14th and 15th centuries, franklin was the designation of a class of landowners ranking next below the landed gentry. As such, 'franklins' represent the beginnings of a real-property-owning middle class in England)
BONUS- Includes a FREE pair of tied garters ($3.95 value) with each outfit package purchase. Garters add a bit of dash to your outfit as well as keeping the chausses smooth on the leg. They also allow the chausses to be worn rolled to the knee in hot weather.
$687.70 if purchased separately. Save $27.75 when you purchase the package -and- receive a tied garters FREE! (A $3.95 value!)
Please choose your size and color preferences below-- we'll do our best to accommodate your wishes but occasionally our stock differs slightly from the menus. In that case we'll contact you.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 27 January, 2012.