Complete underwear package contains all the undergarments necessary for a correct 14th C. impression. Shirt and braies are made if high quality linen. Chausses are made of wool or washable wool blends. All are 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.
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 or chausses can be seen in artwork from the 13th (Maciejowski Bible), 14th (Tres Riches Heures) and early 15th (Mantegna) centuries. Worn laced to our 13th or 14th century braies, a belt or pourpoint, these versatile leggings may be worn rolled down to knee or ankle in hot weather. Wool or washable wool blends, depending on colour.
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 a pair of tied garters FREE with each package purchase. Garters add a bit of dash to your outfit as well as keeping the chausses smooth on the leg, as well as allowing them to be worn rolled to the knee in hot weather.
$134.85 if purchased separately. Save $9.90 when you purchase the package -and- receive a pair of garters FREE!
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 your for a 2nd choice.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 16 June, 2010.