14th c. Slim-cut Shirt

SKU: 4569HZ-1-1-2-1-2-4-2-1-2.

14th c. Slim-cut Shirt

$129.95

    • Based on contemporary medieval artwork(see Historical Inspirations below)
    • Tailored, authentic fit, slimmer cut
    • Comfortable and authentic sleep or lounge wear
    • Neck finished with self bias edge and all interior seams finished
    • Please don’t hesitate to email  call or text us(708-502-1937) with any questions about stock or availability.

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About our 14th c. Slim-cut Shirt

Throughout the Middle Ages clothes were worn in layers, with a light linen tunic forming the foundation over which additional linen or wool garments were worn. The exact nature of these earliest garments is unknown, but by the 13th century, they had evolved into a simple, relatively short, white linen shirt. The shirt went through subtle, but important changes in the century that followed, as it evolved to conform to the new, closer-fitting outer garments of mens fashion. Worn with chausses and braies, this ubiquitous shirt forms the foundational dress of medieval man, from duke to cotter.

When worn under the tunic and/or supertunic of the period, this shirt would have all but disappeared from view, except perhaps at the collar. Fortunately, the shirt of this time well represented in surviving artwork. This version of our shirt is lighter weight, a bit shorter and more closely tailored than our 14th Century Shirt and has a simple round neckline finished with self-bias edge. Its made of 100% mid-weight 5.5 oz linen and is ideal for use as an under-layer for civilian and arming clothes. For a more generously cut, heavy weight version of the medieval shirt see our 14th Century Shirt.

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Size Chart

Note: Our 14th century shirt is not meant to fit closely in the chest. The chest measurements given are that of the shirt itself so you should choose a size that is somewhat bigger than your actual chest measurement. Typically, we recommend the shirt be 2-4″ bigger than your chest measurement for a comfortable fit.

Size Max. Chest Measurement
Medium 40″ / 102 cm
Large 48″ / 127cm
X-Large 56″ / 142 cm

Only available in White.

Throughout the Middle Ages clothes were worn in layers, with a light linen tunic forming the foundation over which additional linen or wool garments were worn. The exact nature of these earliest garments is unknown, but by the 13th century, they had evolved into a simple, relatively short, white linen shirt. The shirt went through subtle, but important changes in the century that followed, as it evolved to conform to the new, closer-fitting outer garments of mens fashion. Worn with chausses and braies, this ubiquitous shirt forms the foundational dress of medieval man, from duke to cotter.

When worn under the tunic and/or supertunic of the period, this shirt would have all but disappeared from view, except perhaps at the collar. Fortunately, the shirt of this time well represented in surviving artwork. This version of our shirt is lighter weight, a bit shorter and more closely tailored than our 14th Century Shirt and has a simple round neckline finished with self-bias edge. Its made of 100% mid-weight 5.5 oz linen and is ideal for use as an under-layer for civilian and arming clothes. For a more generously cut, heavy weight version of the medieval shirt see our 14th Century Shirt.

Drawing after a detail from the Maciejowski Bible circa 1250 Pierpont Morgan Library New York City, USA

Drawing after details from Grande Heures de Rohan circa 1415 Bibliotheque National, Paris, France

Drawing after an early 14th century manuscript Bibliotheque National, Paris, France

Drawing after the painted ceiling of the Hall of Justice in the Alhambra circa 1354 Grenada, Spain

Drawing after Martyrology of Usard circa 1270 Bibliotheque National, Paris, France

Shown here is a close up of our Slim Cut 14thC Shirt. Note the self-biased neckline. His shirt is paired with a set of 14th C. Braies.

Here our Slim Cut Shirt is shown from the back and paired with a set of 14th C. Braies. These undergarments are essential to any outfit of the time!

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