Blue/Red Houndstooth, Red, Burgundy, Hunter Green, Purple
Dark Brown, Golden Brown/Camel, Brown Tweed, Brown Window Plaid, Grey/Black Plaid, Black/White Houndstooth
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.
Head-coverings were a critical component of dress in the Middle Ages. Hats were common with men and women of all classes, and came in a wide variety of forms, and made of a wide variety of materials. Men wore their hats alone or over a hood or coif. Our men’s hats are based on a pattern that dates from circa 1315 to 1440 and is such a universal style that it is appropriate from the Late 13th century into the early Renaissance.
Drawing after a detail of an illuminated MS 738 fol. 312 circa 1400 in the Bibliotheque National, Paris, France
Drawing after a detail of statue of Thietmar circa 1300 in Naumburg Cathedral, Naumburg, Germany
Drawing after a brass of Robert Braunche circa 1364 in The Church of St. Margaret with St. Nicholas King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England
Drawing after a fragment of an extant hat from an archeological excavation at Baynard’s Castle, London circa the 2nd quarter of the 14th century
Drawing after The Poems of Piers the Ploughman circa 1377 in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, England
Drawing after a detail of an illuminated MS fr. 364 fol. 197r. circa 1315 in the Bibliotheque National, Paris, France
Drawing after a detail in the Lutrell Psalter circa 1340 British Museum, London, England
Drawing after a detail from a 15th century MS in The British Museum, London, England
Drawing after an embroidery on the Reliquary of St. Martin circa 1440 in the Musee Historique des Tissus, Lyons, France
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