|Medium||21.5-22″ / 55-56 cm|
|Large||22-23″ / 56-58 cm|
|XLarge||23-24″ / 58-61 cm|
Note: take your head measurement at the widest part on the brow. Fit will very with head size and shape – which is why there is some overlap in the sizes. Choose your size based on how you prefer hats to fit – either on the larger or smaller side.
Our heavyweight cotton arming cap is made with the same construction as our cotton gambeson. Its made with an outer layer of heavy cotton canvas and has a medium weight cotton lining. Based on the concept of a padded coif as shown used in a military context in 13th century sources and the three panel coif pattern that is used in later medieval periods. Use it on its own or inside your helmet.
Read more about our arming clothes in the article The Evolution of Arming Clothes
Note: Although machine washable, please use only cold water. Machine drying should always be avoided if you want to extend the life of the fabric.
Drawings after padded coif as depicted in the Maciejowski Bible circa 1250
This closeup of a fighter and his cotton arming cap shows how the cap fits closely to the head for comfort and protection. Partially pictured is his black Cotton Gambeson. Not pictured are essentials that no fighter would go without, which are his Shirt, Braies, Chauses and Tie Ankle Boots.
Beneath his blue linen Gambeson, This fighter keeps his fighting gear in place with his Pourpoint, Braies and Medieval Shirt . He sports a pair of gold Chauses, and matches his Wool Garters to his dark green Tie Ankle Boots. His waist is cinched in with a Decorated Belt, and he protects his skull with a blue linen Arming Cap.
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