10th c. Wool Viking Pants

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10th c. Wool Viking Pants

$129.95

    • 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 in Linen
    • All interior seams enclosed or finished
    • Available in a diverse palette that includes jewel tones and muted colors
    • If you would like to order this in one of our patterned wools – use that selection in the drop down and specify which pattern(from the swatches below) in the notes of your order.
    • Comes in three sizes to accommodate most body types
    • This style is made to order so please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery
    • 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

Red, Black, Burgundy, Royal Blue, Hunter Green, Purple, Dark Brown, Camel, Patterned Wool

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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

Wool Colors:

Please see our Fabric Selection page for current wool color and pattern options. Please don’t hesitate to email  call or text us(708-502-1937) with any questions about stock or availability.

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 red wool Tunic and dark brown Pants. He wraps his legs with green wool Leg Wraps and tucks them into his Viking Boots. He cinches his waist with a tan Viking Belt

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

This Viking opens his arms to stand in a dramatic pose with his weapon in his burgundy wool Tunic and sage green Pants. He wraps his legs with dark brown wool Leg Wraps and tucks them into his Viking Boots. He cinches his waist with a tan Viking Belt

This Viking stands with his hands on his hips in his green wool  Viking Coat, wool Tunic, and burgundy Pants. He wraps his legs with brown wool Leg Wraps and tucks them into his Viking Boots. He cinches his waist with a tan Viking Belt

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