The final layer was the gown, full length for those that could afford it and the preferred length for the older man. Younger, more fashionable types might prefer a gown so short it barely covered the buttocks.
Wool was practical and hardwearing, silk was for showing off. Fur was used for warmth and demonstrated a certain level of wealth also.

Shorter coats were worn by poorer or working men.

Prices start from £145 for a simple short wool coat up to many hundreds for a silk gown with all the trimmings.

15thC Long Wool Gown

15thC Long Wool Gown

15thC Long Wool Gown

15thC Short Pleated Fur-trimmed Wool Gown

15thC Short Pleated Wool Gown

15thC Long Wool Gown

15thC Working Man’s Coat in undyed wool

15thC Mid-length buttoned wool coat

15thC Mid-length middle class wool gown

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