|Size||Max. Chest Measurement||Max. Waist Measurement|
|Small||40″ / 101 cm||33″ / 83 cm|
|Medium||46″ / 116 cm||39″ / 99 cm|
|Large||51″ / 129 cm||43″ / 109 cm|
|XLarge||58″ / 147 cm||51″ / 129 cm|
Note: This chart is meant as a general reference – while the actual sizes are larger than regular sizes this is because we discovered during our market research that due to the thickness of our gambeson most people preferred a somewhat larger size than they would normally choose in the case of civilian clothing. Please note that if you are on the cusp between sizes that general fit preferences and size of your frame should determine which size you choose. For a looser fit and/or a heavier frame order the larger size. If you prefer a more tailored fit or are of slimmer build order the smaller size. This style is designed to be looser in the chest and more fitted in the waist and hips as were the historical models.
White, Black, Red, Royal Blue, Burgundy, Purple
Slate Blue, Sage, Dark Green, Oatmeal, Dark Brown, Gold
Note: Please note, only some colors are available in the heavier weight linen we use in making this product. Also, 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 and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.
Read more about our arming clothes in the article The Evolution of Arming Clothes
Drawing after a detail of the
“Martyrdom of Saint Catherine” in the Little
Church of Saint Francis, circa 1360
Drawing after the mid-14th C. jack
of Charles de Blois in the Musees de
Tissus in Lyon, France
Drawing after the Jupon of Charles VI
in the Musee des Beaux-Arts de
Chartes, late 14th century
Drawing after in the Catholicon circa 1348 in Liege University, Belgium
Drawing from a detail of the Weltchronik of Rudolf von Ems circa 1360 in Austria
This fighter dons a red Gambeson belted with a black leather Belt. Beneath, he wears his Pourpoint, Medieval Shirt and Braies. His royal blue Chauses tuck into his black Tie Ankle Boots. He secures his Chauses with Wool Garters . To shield his neck and head from the elements he has paired a blue Liripipe Hood with a dark blue wool Brimmed Hat . He closes his hood with a Edward the Confessor Badge
Beneath his blue Gambeson, This fighter keeps his fighting gear in place with his Pourpoint, Braies and Medieval Shirt . He sports a pair of gold Wool 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 Arming Cap.