15th c. Collared Shirt

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

15th c. Collared Shirt

$139.95

    • Based on contemporary medieval artwork (see Historical Inspirations below)
    • Made in 100% lightweight Linen in a more fitted cut to work with our Doublet and Hose
    • Stand up collar designed to just show above Doublet collar (as shown in countless period illustrations)
    • No visible machine stitching
    • 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 15th c. Collared Shirt

The Shift to joined hose not only affected braies, but also altered the shirt as well. Until this time, the shirt had been worn loose, just like the tunic, supertunic, cotte and cotehardie it had accompanied over the centuries. Shirts had already tapered and shrunk with the introduction of fitted garments in the later 1300s, but pointing the hose and doublet directly together required an even shorter under garment that could be worn inside the hose.

We have based our shirt on several different artistic representations from the period 1410 - 1450, and have incorporated the key elements of a closer fit, small side-slits, longer sleeves that gather about the wrist and a stand up collar just the perfect height to show above the doublet collar (as shown in countless period illustrations). Made of a high quality linen that is lighter weight than our 14th c. men's shirts, our 15th c. shirt is designed specifically for our 15th century line, this shirt provides comfort and mobility, without causing any unflattering bunching or bulges beneath the doublet or hose. When worn with the doublet, the stand-up collar provides a finished, layering look that is archetypal of the period. When working about camp or on hot, sticky days, you can wear the shirt without the doublet and be both comfortable, and still have a distinctly 15th century look.

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 collar. It's 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 15th 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 Linen.

The Shift to joined hose not only affected braies, but also altered the shirt as well. Until this time, the shirt had been worn loose, just like the tunic, supertunic, cotte and cotehardie it had accompanied over the centuries. Shirts had already tapered and shrunk with the introduction of fitted garments in the later 1300s, but pointing the hose and doublet directly together required an even shorter under garment that could be worn inside the hose.

We have based our shirt on several different artistic representations from the period 1410 – 1450, and have incorporated the key elements of a closer fit, small side-slits, longer sleeves that gather about the wrist and a stand up collar just the perfect height to show above the doublet collar (as shown in countless period illustrations). Made of a high quality linen that is lighter weight than our 14th c. men’s shirts, our 15th c. shirt is designed specifically for our 15th century line, this shirt provides comfort and mobility, without causing any unflattering bunching or bulges beneath the doublet or hose. When worn with the doublet, the stand-up collar provides a finished, layering look that is archetypal of the period. When working about camp or on hot, sticky days, you can wear the shirt without the doublet and be both comfortable, and still have a distinctly 15th century look.

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 collar. It’s 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 from fresco by Fra Filippo Lippi in the Choir chapel in the Catherdral of Santo Stefano, Prato, Italy circa 1452-65

Drawing after fresco by Piero Della Francesca and Bicci di Lorenzo of the Legand of the Cross in the choir chapel in San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy circa 1447

Drawing after detail in the fresco by Fra Angelico in the Chapel of Nicholas V in the Palazzo Vaticano, Vatican City, Italy circa 1448

Drawing after fresco in the Hall of the Months in the Palazzo Schifancia in Ferrara, Italy circa 1466-1470

Detail from the fresco by Domenico di Bartolo and Lorenzo di Pietro in the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala in Sienna, Italy. circa 1444

Drawing after fresco in the Hall of the Months in the Palazzo Schifancia in Ferrara, Italy circa 1466-1470

This gentleman is spotted mid dressing only his Collared Shirt, Braies, and Joined Hose.

This noble opts for a more comfortable option with his Simple Hose, and 15th C. Shirt. While he will eventually have more layers, for now, he only dons his Shoes!

Our 15th century Wool Doublet in Dark Green worn with our 15th century Shirt

This Nobleman pours himself a drink while in the midst of dressing. He currently has on his black Joined Hose, Collared Shirt, and Turnshoes.

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