Note: We give the general sizing guidelines on our 12th century Undertunic because it is meant to fit loosely for a flowing silhouette when worn under our Supertunic and belted to complete the look (as shown in our photos). The length given is that of the Undertunic unbelted. Please note that although the size given is quite generous once belted this style looks very good on smaller and larger folks and those in between, as can be seen on our models.
|Size||Max. Chest Measurement||Max. Waist Measurement|
|Medium||44″ / 112 cm||48″ / 122 cm|
|Large||50″ / 127 cm||54″ / 137 cm|
|XLarge||56″ / 142 cm||60″ / 152 cm|
White, Black, Red, Royal Blue, Burgundy, Purple
Slate Blue, Sage, Dark Green, Oatmeal, Dark Brown, Gold
Note: Please note, with the difficulty of accurately representing colors on a variety of monitors, the color names are meant as descriptions along with the swatches. Please use both when deciding on what color to order. Also, despite how the colors may appear on your monitor the same color names in Wool, Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.
From late Antiquity through the early 14th century, the basic male ensemble for all levels of society was a combination of a linen shirt or tunic worn under a second, colored tunic or dalmatic; only size, fullness of cut, sumptuousness of fabric and detail of decoration denoting any real difference in status. In the 11th century the tunic began to grow longer and fuller, a trend that continued with the ankle-length bliauts and dalmatics that were popular with men in the 12th century. We have chosen to produce a style of long, shaped but flowing tunic popular in Europe during this period and throughout most of the Byzantine era. Made of 100% linen, this tunic a comfortable garment that can be worn by itself or under a supertunic.
Drawing after a an English Champleve Enamal Plaque in the Mosan Style, circa late 12th century in the Victoria and Albert Musuem in London, England
Drawing after a German Manuscript in the Library of St. Peter’s, circa 1080-1150 in Salzburg, Austria
Drawing after a Cisterian illuminated manuscript plate of Morlia in Job, Ms. 168, f. 4 v., circa early 12th century in the Library of Dijon in Dijon, France
Drawing after column sculpture on the portal of Chartres Cathedral, circa the 2nd half of the 12th century in Chartres, FranceBibliothek in Stuttgart, Germane
Drawing after the Donation of Duke Richard from the Mont-Saint-Michel Cartulary, circa the mid 12th century , ms 210 f. 19.v, in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France