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Fur has been used for warmth for millenia, but in the medieval period it was often an expensive fashion statement.

Late 15thC Short Pleated Gown

Late 15thC Middle Class Gown

15thC Short Fur-Trimmed Wool Gown

15thC Short Fur-Trimmed Wool Gown – Back view

Late 15thC fur-trimmed gown

Late 15thC Burgundian Gown

Late 15thC Gown

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Long Leg (Pipe) Braies

Long Leg (Pipe) Braies

Braies (or Breeches) were the innermost layer of mens clothing. They fill in the gap between single leg hose in the 13th and 14th centuries. As hose became fuller, braies got smaller.There are no surviving examples of braies as linen rots away too quickly. All these examples are “best guesses” worked out from pictorial evidence.

Long leg braies were worn between single leg hose. “Boxer” braies are an alternative pattern for the same garment, with less fullness in the rear.

15th century braies are worn under joined hose, the Italian braies are seen in paintings from the end of the 15th century.

Braies £35

"Boxer" braies

“Boxer” braies

15th Century Braies

15th Century Braies

15th Century Italian Braies

15th Century Italian Braies

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14th Century Doublet and Hat

14th Century Doublet and Hat

Developing from the earlier tunic, the 14th century doublet was a simple shape, at least thigh length and often fastened with many buttons. Prices from £165

14th Century Doublet

14th Century Doublet

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14th Century Gown

14th Century Gown

By the 14th Century women’s gowns were becoming more fitted to the body. Panels were becoming more shaped to flatter the figure, sleeves were tighter and set into the armhole. Skirts were long and full from the hip level.

Prices start from £195

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14th Century Split Hose and Braies

13th/14th Century Single Leg Hose and Braies

Hose began as simple foot coverings and extended upwards covering more of the leg.
During 13th and much of the 14th century hose were single-legged garments (split hose) with long legged (pipe) braies filling the gap between. Hose fasten directly to the waistband (breech girdle) of the braies. Single leg hose (pair) £75, footed £95

14th Century Parti-coloured Split Hose

13th/14th Century Single Leg Hose (parti-coloured)

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