10th c. Linen Viking Pants

SKU: 4569HZ-1-1-2-1-2-3-2-4-2.

10th c. Linen Viking Pants

$114.95

    • Based on period sources, using authentic lines(see Historical Inspirations below)
    • 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
    • Comes in three sizes to accommodate most body types
    • 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 Viking Pants

An interesting point in the history of European fashion was the evolution from trousers, to individual leggings, or chausses, back to trousers again. In late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, trousers were common throughout the Germanic and Norse world.
Our linen trousers are based on finds from Thorsbjerg and Damendorf in late Roman Era Germania. Fitting loose in the waist and thigh, our trousers taper to a straight lower leg, which is cut from one piece of cloth that runs straight up to meet a separate gusset set in for the seat and crotch. The trousers are secured by a drawstring waistband.

About our Viking Age / Early Medieval Line

"AD. 793. This year came dreadful fore-warnings over the land of the Northumbrians, terrifying the people most woefully: these were immense sheets of light rushing through the air, and whirlwinds, and fiery dragons flying across the firmament. These tremendous tokens were soon followed by a great famine: and not long after, on the sixth day before the ides of January in the same year, the harrowing inroads of heathen men made lamentable havoc in the church of God in Holy-island (Lindisfarne), by rapine and slaughter." - The Anglo Saxon Chronicle

In the late 8th century, Scandinavian sea-pirates sacked the island monastery of Lindisfarne, heralding in the so-called Viking Age, a term applied to the eighth through eleventh centuries, in which Norsemen traders and raiders, explored Europe, and settled in Normandy, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland, and Vinland. To the east, they set themselves up as the rulers of Russian Kiev, pressed into Anatolia and took service as the famed Varangian Guard of the Byzantine Emperors.

Our new Viking Age product line will be continuously growing with representations of the fashions of the Norse, Anglo-Saxons and Normans civilizations of this period. Regardless of which of these cultures one portrays, there are a number of common truths for Northern European fashion in this period. Linen was the most fabric for clothing, followed by a variety of different weight wools used for overtunics, cloaks and overdresses. Silk, as an extremely rare, luxury fabric, was only used for small trim or accents.

The period leading to the Viking Age was a conservative one, with localized cultures and limited trade. Consequently, many similarities of cut and fit exist between late Roman era Germanic dress and Viking era, Scandinavian clothes, until very late in the period.

Read more about Viking culture in our From the Pen of History article: The Gift of a Shirt

 

Size

M, L, XL

Color

White, Black, Red, Royal Blue, Burgundy, Purple, Slate Blue, Sage, Dark Green, Oatmeal, Dark Brown, Gold

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Size Chart

 

 

 

Size Max Waist Size Inseam Calf Circumference Thigh Circumference
Medium up to 44″ / 112 cm 34″ / 87 cm 15.5″ / 39 cm 26″ / 66 cm
Large 44-56″ / 112-142 cm 34″ / 87 cm 16.5″ / 42 cm 28″ / 71 cm
XLarge 48-62″ / 122-158 cm 35″ / 89 cm 18″ / 46 cm 33″ / 84 cm

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.

About our Mens Viking Pants

 

An interesting point in the history of European fashion was the evolution from trousers, to individual leggings, or chausses, back to trousers again. In late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, trousers were common throughout the Germanic and Norse world.
Our linen trousers are based on finds from Thorsbjerg and Damendorf in late Roman Era Germania. Fitting loose in the waist and thigh, our trousers taper to a straight lower leg, which is cut from one piece of cloth that runs straight up to meet a separate gusset set in for the seat and crotch. The trousers are secured by a drawstring waistband.

About our Viking Age / Early Medieval Line

“AD. 793. This year came dreadful fore-warnings over the land of the Northumbrians, terrifying the people most woefully: these were immense sheets of light rushing through the air, and whirlwinds, and fiery dragons flying across the firmament. These tremendous tokens were soon followed by a great famine: and not long after, on the sixth day before the ides of January in the same year, the harrowing inroads of heathen men made lamentable havoc in the church of God in Holy-island (Lindisfarne), by rapine and slaughter.” – The Anglo Saxon Chronicle

In the late 8th century, Scandinavian sea-pirates sacked the island monastery of Lindisfarne, heralding in the so-called Viking Age, a term applied to the eighth through eleventh centuries, in which Norsemen traders and raiders, explored Europe, and settled in Normandy, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland, and Vinland. To the east, they set themselves up as the rulers of Russian Kiev, pressed into Anatolia and took service as the famed Varangian Guard of the Byzantine Emperors.

Our new Viking Age product line will be continuously growing with representations of the fashions of the Norse, Anglo-Saxons and Normans civilizations of this period. Regardless of which of these cultures one portrays, there are a number of common truths for Northern European fashion in this period. Linen was the most fabric for clothing, followed by a variety of different weight wools used for overtunics, cloaks and overdresses. Silk, as an extremely rare, luxury fabric, was only used for small trim or accents.

The period leading to the Viking Age was a conservative one, with localized cultures and limited trade. Consequently, many similarities of cut and fit exist between late Roman era Germanic dress and Viking era, Scandinavian clothes, until very late in the period.

Read more about Viking culture in our From the Pen of History article: The Gift of a Shirt

Drawing after the bog find at Thorsberg Germany – deposits made 100-500 C. E.

Drawing after the bog find at Thorsberg Germany – deposits made 100-500 C. E.

This Viking strikes a pose with his weapon in his linen sage Tunic and blue Pants. He wraps his legs with green wool Leg Wraps and tucks them into his Viking Boots. He pins his tunic closed with a decorative Brooch and cinches his waist with a tan Viking Belt

Shown are red linen Viking Tunic, sage linen Viking Pants, dark brown wool Legs Wraps, and Viking Shoes

Shown are oat linen Viking Pants, blue wool Legs Wraps, and Viking Shoes

This Viking strikes a pose with his sword in his linen dark brown Tunic and oat Pants. He wraps his legs with blue wool Leg Wraps and tucks them into his Viking Boots. He cinches his waist with a brown Viking Belt.

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