|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.
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
Left: This fiery Lady choses the colors of Autumn in her brown wool Frontlaced Gown and custom red Silk Veil. Beneath she wears a linen Underdress and Stockings. Her keeps her stockings up with Wool Garters. To complete her look she dons brown leather Gloves and Belt.
Right: This Lord also prepares for Autumn in his hunter green Gaston Tunic, and camel Chauses. Beneath he wears his Shirt and Braies. He keeps his crown warm with a copper Dagged Wool Hood topped with a Brimmed Hat. Leather accessories such as his Belt, Shoes, and Gloves complete his protection from the elements.