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11-13th c. Men’s Undertunic

$149.95

    • Based on contemporary medieval artwork (see Historical Inspirations below)
    • Comfortable and authentic sleep or lounge wear
    • Flares at the lower side, design to flow through the side slits of our Supertunic
    • No visible machine stitching
    • All interior seams finished
    • Comes in three sizes to accommodate most body types
    • Also see our  cut classic Medieval Shirt for a shorter version
    • Please don’t hesitate to email  call or text us (708-502-1937) with any questions about stock or availability.

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Size Chart

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

Length (from shoulder)

Medium

48″ / 122 cm

45″ / 114 cm

49″ / 124 cm

Large

54″ / 137cm

50″ / 127 cm

51″ / 130 cm

X-Large

60″ / 152 cm

56″ / 142 cm

53″ / 135 cm

Only available in White.

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 grower 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 undertunic popular in Europe during this period and throughout most of the Byzantine era. It flares at the side, designed to flow through side slits of our medieval supertunic. Made of 100% white linen, this tunic a comfortable undergarment that can also be worn by itself for informal occasions, such as lounging around camp during hot summer days.

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

This peasant enjoys a drink in his Undertunic. This simplistic style is partnered with a pair of brown Boots and a brown Decorated Belt.

Left: This Lady is dressed in a red and black Pendant Sleeve Gown. She modestly covers her hair and head with a Veil and gold linen Turret Hat. Beneath she wears her Chemise, Stockings, and Turnshoes. She decorates her waist with a Decorated Belt

Right: This Lord matches his Lady in a red and black Supertunic. Beneath lays his Undertunic. He finished off his outfit with a Decorated Belt and Ankle Boots

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