Linen ‘Gaston Phoebus’ Tunic

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Linen ‘Gaston Phoebus’ Tunic

$144.95

    • Based on medieval artwork in Gaston Phoebus’ “The Book of the Hunt” (see Historical Inspirations below)
    • Authentic lines for comfortable, distinguished look
    • Affordable price makes it ideal for a new reenactor dressing up an existing wardrobe
    • Also available made to order Wool
    • All interior seams enclosed or finished
    • Available in a diverse palette that includes jewel tones and muted colors
    • No visible machine stitching
    • Comes in four sizes to accommodate most body types
    • Can be custom ordered in any color combination as a Parti-colored tunic +$40
    • If you choose the parti-colored option, add your color choices in the comments box during checkout
    • size XXL is available as a custom order +$40
    • 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 Gaston Phoebus Tunic

The ubiquitous tunic extends back into antiquity and was the common over garment of lord and peasant alike for centuries. Even as the nobility began adopting more elaborate clothing in the 14th century, the simple tunic remained in use. To complement the rest of our line, we've chosen to base our design on a specific, late 14th century example - the tunics so beautifully depicted in the illuminated hunt book of Gaston Phebus, Count of Foix. This full, pullover tunic has long, ample sleeves with narrow cuffs and a keyhole neckline. Depending on the wearer's height, the tunic will fall between mid-thigh and knee-length.

Simple, comfortable and affordable, the tunic is an ideal garment for wearing around camp, when you're out and about during the day, or as an introductory way to begin sprucing up your wardrobe. Wear it with chausses, braies and one of our three styles of hood, and you'll be surprised at how quickly it dresses up.

Learn more about Gaston Phebus and the Book of the Hunt in our From the Pen of History article here!

6 reviews for Linen ‘Gaston Phoebus’ Tunic

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    Anonymous (verified owner)

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    I love these tunics, and they have become the mainstay of my wardrobe. I now have three, and plan to add one more.
    SCA — Lord Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge

    Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Sizing was perfect, delivery surprisingly fast and inexpensive.

    Sondra Moulton (verified owner)

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    Anonymous (verified owner)

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    burgundy color was a bit different than what was shown on the website. was a bit more cool toned than expected.

    Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Quality garment, fits well, looks great. Hems are clean. The color “sage” is quite a bit darker than the color shown in the photo, the actual color is more of a darker olive drab.

    James Aldrich (verified owner)

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    Product is as described. I don’t know how authentic the rich green color may be but it is beautiful. Haven’t washed it yet; if it doesn’t shrink the fit will remain excellent.

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Size Chart

 

Size Max. Chest Measurement Max. Waist Measurement
Medium 44″ / 112 cm 48″ / 122 cm
Large 50″ / 127 cm 54″ / 137 cm
XLarge 56″ / 142 cm 60″ / 152 cm
XXL 62″ / 157 cm 64″ / 162 cm

Size XXL is available as made-to-order only.

White, Black, Red, Royal Blue, Burgundy, Purple

Slate Blue, Sage, Dark Green, Oatmeal, Dark Brown, Gold

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 and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.

The ubiquitous tunic extends back into antiquity and was the common over garment of lord and peasant alike for centuries. Even as the nobility began adopting more elaborate clothing in the 14th century, the simple tunic remained in use. To complement the rest of our line, we’ve chosen to base our design on a specific, late 14th century example – the tunics so beautifully depicted in the illuminated hunt book of Gaston Phebus, Count of Foix. This full, pullover tunic has long, ample sleeves with narrow cuffs and a keyhole neckline. Depending on the wearer’s height, the tunic will fall between mid-thigh and knee-length.

Simple, comfortable and affordable, the tunic is an ideal garment for wearing around camp, when you’re out and about during the day, or as an introductory way to begin sprucing up your wardrobe. Wear it with chausses, braies and one of our three styles of hood, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly it dresses up.

Learn more about Gaston Phebus and the Book of the Hunt in our From the Pen of History article here!

Drawing after Gaston Phebus’ Book of Hunting circa late 14th century MS francais 616 in the Bibliotethque National Paris, France

Drawing after a British Manuscript of the building of St. Albans Abbey circa early 14th century Cotton Ms. Nero DI f.23v in The British Museum, London, England

Drawing after a details in the Lutrell Psalter circa 1340, British Museum, London, England

Linen tunic worn over  14th C. BraiesLinen ChausesLeather Buckled GartersMedieval Ties Boots. Around his waist is a Decorated Medieval Belt along with his leather Kidney Pouch. He also fastens his Linen Liripipe Hood  closed with a Crowned Lions Badge.

Linen tunic worn over  14th C. Braies, his parti-colored Wool Chauses, Wool Buckled GartersMedieval Ties Boots. Around his waist is a Decorated Medieval Belt . His Linen Liripipe Hood is adorned with a Rose of Chivalry Badge and a Wool Brimmed Hat on top.

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