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Revival Basics Short-tailed Hood


      • Revival Basics is designed for comfort and affordability
      • Made in a Linen blend
      • All interior seams finished
      • One size fits most
      • For an authentic 100% Linen version of this hood see our Short Tailed Linen Hood
      • Please don’t hesitate to email  call or text us (708-502-1937) with any questions about stock or availability.


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Linen blend colors: Black, Red, Gold, Green, Blue, Burgundy, Purple

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, Linen and Linen Blends are different and do not exactly coordinate.

About our Short-tailed Hood

Head-coverings were a critical component of dress in the Middle Ages. Hoods were common with men and women of all classes, and came in a wide variety of forms: long tailed or liripipe, short-tailed, dagged or straight hems, either pull-over or with an open front that was buttoned or pinned closed. Only the sumptuousness of the fabric, elaborateness of the dagging, or extreme length of the tail distinguished the hood of a duke from that of a villein. Men wore their hoods alone or with a plain linen coif beneath or a hat over, while women seem to have worn the hoods alone or with a wimple. In general, the most extreme version of this style with the longest tail was typical in the mid to late fourteenth century while our short-tailed version is more typical of earlier fourteenth century portrayals. It is offered in a small selection of basic colors. Made of a linen blend this hood is joined in the front for the ease of pull-over wear and is a cool and authentic solution to keeping the sun at bay.

About Revival Basics

Welcome to Revival Basics!  We take our customers suggestions and opinions to heart and after many requests we have created Revival Basics.  This line of clothing was made to fulfill requests for both more hot weather items and more affordable casual clothing.  Our Revival Basics is just garb plain and simple.  This new line is perfect for someone new that’s just getting into reenacting and doesn’t want to spend a lot but still wants to look medieval.  Revival Basics is loose casual clothing that can be just hanging out in camp clothes or a backup if everything else is wet or dirty.  Sometimes it’s just too hot at events to wear all the fancy stuff so be cool and comfortable in Revival Basics!  These garments are made from Linen blend fabrics, constructed in the same sturdy manner as the rest of our line and all for under $150!

Red Basics Hood with blue Basics Tunic

Gold Basics Hood with blue Basics Tunic

This peasant wears a blue Basics Tunic along with his burgundy Basics hood. He finished off his very simple look with a red Decorated Belt, and Ankle Boots.

This peasant wears a red Basics Short Sleeved Tunic along with his black Basics hood and Basics Pants. He finished off his very simple look with a black Decorated Belt, and Ankle Boots , and Brooch .


4 reviews for Revival Basics Short-tailed Hood

  1. Kay Jarrell (verified owner)

    Looks good. I usually sew all my own garb so I noticed the smooth stitching and even hems. I vought this bevause I have not Gotten Around to making one in this fabric and I wanted to support Revival at this time.

  2. Heather H. (verified owner)

    A brighter, more cartoon-y green than I expected, but works fine for my 11-year-old. They said the fabric is light and comfortable. Obviously, this is an adult-sized hood, so it has some growing room. I may take it in a tad, but that’s a feature, not a bug at this age.

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great fit

  4. Juan A. (verified owner)

    fits and drapes very well

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