This value priced package gives you all the garments you need for a mid-status impression circa 1340-1360. Package contains a shirt, braies (underpants), leg coverings called chausses, tunic, and a G63 gown in linen. Add a plain edge wool hood for just $25.
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.
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 pairs of eyelets over the hips to suspend chausses.
Single leg hose called ‘chausses’ can be seen in artwork from the 13th (Maciejowski Bible), 14th (Tres Riches Heures) and early 15th (Mantegna) centuries. Worn laced to the braies or a belt, 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.
The tunic is patterned on the clothing worn by the ‘Bocksten Man’, the remains of a medieval male body found in a bog in Varberg Municipality, Sweden in 1936. It is one of the best-preserved finds in Europe from that era. Hallands kulturhistoriska museum (http://www.lansmuseet.varberg.se/page_look.asp?sidnr=560&t=main&mm=659) This tunic has a tubular torso, and the lower edge is full due to gores inserted into the center front and back. The sleeves are tubular and fabric removed from the wrist to shape the sleeve forms a gusset under the arm for good fit and freedom of movement.
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.
All garments are made if high quality linen, 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. The gown is a versatile garment which may be worn over the shirt in place of the tunic, or over the tunic as a coat. Add a hood to make a complete cold weather outfit!
Complete the outfit by adding a plain edge hood for $25 (a $10 savings!)
$379.75 if purchased separately. Save $14.80 when you purchase the package.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 27 January, 2012.