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Category: Male clothing > arming garments

Basic gambeson type 1 (cotton)

Century: XIV, XV

Gambeson of a simple cut (back part made of one piece), it's shape refers to gambesons from 14th & 15th century. The outer layer is made of thick and durable cotton fabric. The gambeson is fully functional and the price is lower because we use cotton. We produce only standard sizes of this type (S, M, L, XL). For now there is only one colour option available: ecru. Standard workmanship includes 4 bindings (leather straps). Thickness - medium.
Size S: waist girth 75-85cm, chest girth 85-100cm
Size M: waist girth 85-95cm, chest girth 95-115cm
Size L: waist girth 95-110cm, chest girth 100-120cm
Size XL: waist girth 110-130cm, chest girth 110-130cm

Thickness:
Average; 2 layers of wadding on body, 1 layer on arms (with streghtening on elbows and shoulders)

ATTENTION! There is no possibility of changing the type of quilting in this model of gambeson



Gambesons
were a cheap protection for the fighting men in the Middle Ages, but only the poorest ones used only them as their single armour. For others they were a part of a complete protective armament, providing amortization of the hit and the protection of attritions from the armour. Among padded protective elements we can find: gambesons protecting the trunk and hands, padded gloves, padded coifs and separate hoses. They were sewn from layers of a fabric. In the 13th century gambesons were long and rather badly-fitted to the figure. They were usually put over the head and buttoned only near the neck. Later, with the development of other elements of the armour, gambesons were shorter and better fitted to the body. In the 14th and the 15th centuries they were usually buttoned at the front or laced up.

Gambeson stuffing/layering

Normally we use:
- linen first layer
- second strengthening layer (cotton)
- few layers of batting(for specific numbers, see description of the chosen quilted garment)
- linen lining

In all arming garments (quilted hood etc.), you can change the padding. Click on this picture to see different options of padding available in our shop:
• Gambesons and long quilted legs



• Small quilted arming garments



If you decide to change the padding, please write the code of chosen padding (Y1-Y13) in the "additional information" box in one of the next steps of ordering.

CODEMaterialStandard PomocPrice
PMoS0362see descriptionAverage 110.00 EUR



* Please write the extra wishes in the place 'additional information' at the end of the order.

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