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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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15thC men

Menswear at it’s simplest consisted of underwear (shirt and braies), joined hose attached with pointed ties to a doublet, a coat or gown and hat. To be seen outside of the home (or manual working environment) without these basic layers was to be improperly dressed.
Shirt £35, Braies £25
Joined hose from £95 (footed £115)
Doublets from £145
Coats from £145
Gowns from £175
Hoods £40
Hats from £15

15thC Men

15thC Man

15thC Man

15thC Men

15thC Men

15thC Men

15thC Men

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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 £25

"Boxer" braies

“Boxer” braies

15th Century Braies

15th Century Braies

15th Century Italian Braies

15th Century Italian Braies

 

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Joined Hose

Joined Hose

In the later 14th and 15th century, hose rise further up the leg until they joined in the middle, at best guess around 1420. Often footed or stirruped, early joined hose barely reached above the widest part of your bottom; only at the end of the century had they risen to normal waist level. Braies became smaller as they had less area to cover.

Joined hose – stirruped £105, footed from £115

Joined Hose - rear

Joined Hose – rear

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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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