Note: Sizing on our Braies is very general because they are such loose fitting garments. In general terms we recommend Small for up to a 44″ waist, Medium for up to a 56″ waist and for those who prefer a looser fit in the waist. In general, the looser, larger fit is better for earlier portrayals while braies get smaller and more fitted toward the turn of the 15th c. The Large usually works better for those with a 48″ waist and above and for larger thigh circumference. Both the Large and the X-Large work well for those who like the very full look, as it is represented in some earlier medieval artwork. All sizes are generously cut in the length so they stay tucked into chauses.
|Size||Recommended Waist Measurement||Ungathered Waist||Max Thigh Size||Length|
|Small||up to 44″/112 cm
(or for a slimmer fit)
|Medium||44″/112 cm to 56″ / 142 cm
(or for a looser fit)
|Large||48″/122 cm to 74″/188 cm
(or for the fullest fit and/or a very gathered waist look)
Only available in White.
Drawing after a detail from the Maciejowski Bible circa 1250 Pierpont Morgan Library New York City, USA
Drawing after the Album of Villard de Honnecourt circa 13th c. Bibliotheque National Paris, France
Drawing after the Maciejowski Bible circa 1250 Pierpont Morgan Library New York City, USA
Drawing after Le Parement de Narbonne circa 1375
Drawing from a details of Grandes Heures de Rohan circa 1415 Bibliotheque National Paris, France
Drawing after an illuminated manuscript circa 14th c. Roy. MS.16 Gvii in the British Museum, London, England
Drawing after an Hungarian illuminated chronicle fol.41 circa 1360 in the National Szchnyi Library, Budapest, Hungary