If “the clothes make the man” (or woman!), then the accessories make the clothes. Or at least, they help turn them into a proper outfit. Our new belts are available in three styles: plain leather or decorated with either rosette fittings or bar mounts with quatrefoils piercing in a variety of colors. Designed as a balance between authenticity, function and cost, the plain belts are perfect for either a simpler look, or to create a “custom” belt by adding your own fittings. When you see these belts, that these are the finest “off-the-rack” medieval belts you’ll find anywhere.
And what better to hang on your new belt than one of our kidney pouches? Based on a common 14th and 15th century design. Sturdily constructed and large enough to carry your essentials, this pouch is the perfect way to practically and discretely carry your wallet and modern necessities, while accessorizing your wardrobe with a piece of kit that’s as “close to the original” as we could make it.
Drawing after the Maciejowski Bible circa 1250 in the Pierpont Morgan Libary, New York, USA
Illustration from the Romance of Alexander French, 1338-44 in the British Museum London, England
From the Manesse Codex c. 1305-1340 in Heidelberg University Library, no. 848, Heidelberg, Germany
Drawing after a detail in the Lutrell Psalter circa 1340 British Museum, London, England
Drawing after the triptych of Saint Agnes by Caucasian Laiyan in the Bavarian Royal Gallery in Munich Germany circa early to mid 15th c
Drawing after Livre de la Chasse or, Gaston Phebus’ Book of Hunting circa late 14th century MS francais 616 fol. 40 in The Bibliotethque National Paris, France
Detail from fresco of the Life of Jesus in the Collegiata Santa Maria Assunta of circa 1340 by Lippo Memmi in San Gimignano, Italy
Detail from the fresco by Domenico di Bartolo and Lorenzo di Pietro in the Hospital of Santa Maria della scala in Sienna, Italy circa 1444
Channing P. (verified owner) –
Excellent belt with plenty of room for some added simple decoration