Revival Basics Chiton

Revival Basics Chiton

$79.95

      • Revival Basics is designed for comfort and affordability
      • Made in a Linen blend
      • The perfect layer for over our Long Tunic/Dress or under a Chiton
      • All interior seams finished
      • Unisex design- One size fits most
      • Can be worn in many different ways
      • Unisex design- One size fits most
      • Pins are needed for closure
      • 4 styles of pins sold in pairs as an add on for $28.95
      • Optional Tasseled Belt available as an add on for $14.95
      • See our photo gallery below for images of belts and pins
      • Please don’t hesitate to email  call or text us(708-502-1937) with any questions about stock or availability.

     

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  • 63″ Long

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About our Chiton

The Chiton is a form of clothing from ancient Greece and Rome which was worn by both men and women.  Women typically wore it at ankle length while men wore it at knee or ankle length.  The Chiton is little more than an artfully arranged piece of cloth, pinned and tucked into position.  There are numerous depictions of Chitons found on statues, pottery and vases.  Many other early cultures such as the Teutons, Britons and Celts adopted some form this style and after the fall of Rome, they kept wearing it into the dark ages.  This early style of clothes is made from uncomplicated basic shapes which rely on belts, brooches, clasp or pins to create shape and form around the body.  The Chiton is a simple cylinder shape that can be worn in a number of ways including pinning it at both shoulders or just one shoulder, typically the left.  It can also be worn with the top folded down forming a flap covering the upper body and pinning it at the shoulders.  The Chiton can also be worn by adding a small row of brooches or buttons along one edge to form neck and arm holes.  After pinning in place, the fabric will drape and gather under the arms at the sides leaving the arms bare. Belt not included. See our photo gallery for examples of all the ways you can wear a Chiton.

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 its 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 $100
Color

Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Gold, Black, Burgundy

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    Love the chiton

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    Karin (verified owner)

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    Item as ordered but still confusing – helpful to have directions for something like this.

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Chiton measures 100″ around. Suggested maximum bust measurement of 54″.

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.

The Chiton is a form of clothing from ancient Greece and Rome which was worn by both men and women.  Women typically wore it at ankle length while men wore it at knee or ankle length.  The Chiton is little more than an artfully arranged piece of cloth, pinned and tucked into position.  There are numerous depictions of Chitons found on statues, pottery and vases.  Many other early cultures such as the Teutons, Britons and Celts adopted some form this style and after the fall of Rome, they kept wearing it into the dark ages.  This early style of clothes is made from uncomplicated basic shapes which rely on belts, brooches, clasp or pins to create shape and form around the body.  The Chiton is a simple cylinder shape that can be worn in a number of ways including pinning it at both shoulders or just one shoulder, typically the left.  It can also be worn with the top folded down forming a flap covering the upper body and pinning it at the shoulders.  The Chiton can also be worn by adding a small row of brooches or buttons along one edge to form neck and arm holes.  After pinning in place, the fabric will drape and gather under the arms at the sides leaving the arms bare. Belt not included. See our photo gallery for examples of all the ways you can wear a Chiton.

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 its 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 $100

Our Tasseled Belt is a simple braided cording with a 4″ tassel at the end and decorated with a pewter colored bead.  The Belt can be used for a variety of different products like our Chiton, Long Tunic/ Dress, or Bliaut.  It is 63″ in total length.

Sold individually or as a pair, the Medium Fibula features a geometric design.  They are Antique Silver in color and have a modern pin back closure. They are perfect to secure a Chiton, Apron Dress, Viking Coat, Cloaks and more.  1.75″ long.

Sold individually or as a pair, the Medium Oval Nordic Brooch features a geometric design.  They are Antique Silver in color and have a modern pin back closure. They are perfect to secure a Chiton, Apron Dress, Viking Coat, Cloaks and more.  1.5″ wide.

Sold individually or as a pair, the Small Round Knotwork Brooch features a geometric design.  They are Antique Silver in color and have a modern pin back closure. They are perfect to secure a Chiton, Apron Dress, Viking Coat, Cloaks and more.  1.5″ wide.

Sold individually or as a pair, the Small Round Dragon Brooch features a geometric design.  They are Antique Silver in color and have a modern pin back closure. They are perfect to secure a Chiton, Apron Dress, Viking Coat, Cloaks and more.  1.5″ wide.

Shown here are some of the many ways you can wear our Chiton

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