Über European gambesons
Meet the new impossibly chic gambeson model. Based on the most popular and comfortable model of ARMING DOUBLET / AKETON - 1360 YEAR we created this new gambeson with a high stand-up collar, that fastens with buttons, as well as the gambeson itself. Note, that buttoned or laced-up collars were characteristic of civilian and military clothing from the XIV and XV centuries. In addition, such a buttoned collar protects the neck better during fencing than a regular collar. We also added more frequent stitching on the gambeson cuffs, which makes the cuffs now better fit the arm below the elbow. So putting the cuffs on over them will be more comfortable. And it also allowed us to visual...
Medieval gambeson – historical as much as universal? Modern gambeson – gorgeous as much as comfortable? Can this be true? Certainly, yes! Here it is – fabulous unisex gambeson armor equally perfect for men and women. Longsleeve, lightweight padded protection – optimum selection for historical reconstruction lovers as well as SCA fighters – basis of GAMBESON AND CHAUSSES FENCING SET. Steel Mastery’s craftsmen created this drop-dead gorgeous gambeson jacket as a stylish alternative for standard XIV-XV century gambeson. Tight-fit cutout, diagonal quilt, and entire handsome look makes this hema gambeson the best choice for true lovers of style and comfort. Chang...
Meet new chic gambeson from Steel Mastery named after the great French heroine. This versatile pourpoint model will suit equally well for both men and ladies thanks to its unique cut based on the miniatures and descriptions of the four-parted purpuène – typical of the early XVth century. The authoritative researcher Adrien Harmand in his study “Jeanne d'Arc, son costume, son armure: essai de reconstitution” states that Jeanne d'Arc could have worn a padded armor of this cut. And contemporaries of the Maid of Orleans repeatedly mentioned that she preferred to wear black, seeking modesty and piety. This stylish and modest linen gambeson is decorated with silver paint stamped...
This medieval jacket’s slim-fitted cut works on any figure. We used a figured combination of fabric in two colors and two types of quilting to made gambeson jacket more elegance. As well as cuts on the back, sides, cuffs and got short strait collar. As it should, jacket sewn from natural fabric and has one layer of vatin padding in the basic configuration. It is quilted by checkered stitch on sides and down of back, and straight vertical stich at front, top of back and sleeves. Gambison fastens on the front with brass buttons decorated by emblems. BASIC PRICE includes: – 100% natural cotton for outer and inner shell; – one layer of padding; – two types ...
Arming doublet/aketon of the 1360 year is historically correct model and mostly known as pourpoint of Charles de Blois. The main peculiarity of this quilted body protection wass large amount of buttons on the sleeves and from the front of gambeson. It has tight fit in body part and sleeves. Pourpoint could be worn as arming clothing, so parade one. Made-to-measure gambeson armour may be sewn by two ways: Machine manufacturing. Tailors will make padded armor by your parameters, using sewing machine. Hand sewing. Custom gambeson coat will be completely sewn by hands of our tailors. Such type of manufacture is historical one and is offered for additional costs. You can use...
Royal gambeson of patterned fabric There is a gorgeous gambeson of singular beauty, which we even grudge to sell, but we pushed ourselves to do that. Truly royal thing, not even because of splendid brocade as outer fabric of this good-looker. A far predecessor – pourpoint of Charles de Blois, dated by the middle of the XIV century and familiar to everyone, makes this medieval gambeson a royal one. Inspired by the royal ensemble of the golden brocade, we designed the same rich and a little bit more comfortable version. You give us your specific measures and wishes - we make you a completely custom gambeson that will bring you joy and comfort for a long time! Style ...
Renaissance period gambeson was widespread among knights in the XVI-XVII centuries. It has typical for this time short waist-line cut. Such a design provides great flexibility allowing wear it as gambeson armor and waistcoat. Base price includes following options: 1-2 layers of padding (natural sheet wadding 50% cotton, 50% wool); red cotton for outer and inner shell; Standard sleeves’ attaching (closed armpit); XS-size; Black leather straps; Straight bottom edge; No fastenings for steel arms. Paint stamping – no Quilting and edge contrast color – no If you are looking for a padded gambeson of the earlier Middle Ages, please have a l...
Knight Gambeson with sewn mittens of the XIII century is made according to historically correct patterns. This type of padded armour can be seen on the miniatures and in Maciejowski Bible. Often, soldiers worn chain mail over such type of gambeson. Base price includes following options: 1-2 layers of padding (natural sheet wadding 50% cotton, 50% wool); Natural (uncoloured) cotton for outer and inner shell; Standard sleeves’ attaching (closed armpit); XS-size; Black leather strap; Straight bottom edge; No fastenings for steel arms. You can use this gambeson armor for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performances Medieval festivals Reenactment events ...
European gambeson is one of the most popular padded armor of X-XII centuries. This closed-front model was very reliable and provided good protection together with main armor. This gambeson jacket was widespread among medieval knights, soldiers and warriors of different armed services. Our tailors make padded gambesons by histocial patterns and basing on the ancient pictures of this padded underarmor. So, you will get not only comfortable and good-fitting aketon armor, but also historically accurate padded underarmor. Made-to-measure gambeson armour may be sewn by two ways: Machine manufacturing. Tailors will make padded armor by your parameters, using sewing machi...
Medieval British gentlemen prefer leather gambeson. And these preferences dictated not only by aesthetic pleasure, which gives the appearance of good, well-carved leather. Leather for a medieval garment, and especially so important men’s garment as a gambison, is a guarantee of durability, reliability, and strength. If you are not going to wear a gambeson armor for beauty alone and wear it only on balls, then leather is the absolute favorite among all the materials for the upper layer. This is a beautifully stitched quilted protection created in our day, paying homage to its medieval ancestor. For your convenience, we provide a choice of two ways of tailoring this magnific...
Puffed sleeves doublet was the most spreading model in the second half of XV century. More often, doublet was thin and tight. Both, usual footmen and gentle knights were wearing such doublet. Quite often, tailors were adding leather straps to reinforce padded gambeson armour. Such straps were sewn vertically on the body part of gambison. This padded gambeson is designed according to historical patterns. Made-to-measure gambeson coat may be sewn by two ways: Machine manufacturing. Tailors will make padded armor by your parameters, using sewing machine. Hand sewing. Custom gambeson will be completely sewn by hands of our tailors. Such type of manufacture is historical one a...
Arming doublet was the most spreading model in the XV century. It was rather thin and tight. Often, the skirt had been sewn to the upper part of medieval doublet separately. Both, usual footman and gentle knight were wearing such doublet clothing under the all type of armour. Depending on the social status, quality of fabric, which was used for making of aketon, was varying very much. The special feature of padded doublet is a quantity of buttons on the sleeves and bosom. Soldiers, crossbowmen and halberdiers were using buttons covered with fabric, or wooden, or bone. Poor knight or prosperous citizen could use tin buttons, and rich townsfolk were able to afford to wear men`s doubl...
Gambeson (or gambison) of the VI-XIII century is classified as Early medieval gambeson. It is also known as Viking gambeson. You can use this gambeson jacket for: SCA HEMA Larp Stage performances Medieval festivals Reenactment events Base price includes following options: 1-2 layers of padding (natural sheet wadding 50% cotton, 50% wool); Natural (uncoloured) cotton for outer and inner shell; Standard sleeves’ attaching (closed armpit); XS-size; Black leather straps; Straight bottom edge short sleeves We offer to complete your body protection with padded chausses and quilted pelerine. In section “Gambeson” you can see all mode...
Aketon is sewn by the historically correct pattern of Carl VI’ padded aketon and is dated about of 1370-1400. Most often, aketon was thinner than simple medieval gambeson armor. It had been sewn of expensive fabrics, decorated with embroidering or heraldic symbol of owner. The sleeves of this padded jacket were removable and had fastenings. Rare, poor knights were worn aketon as separate armor. Made-to-measure gambeson armour may be sewn by two ways: machine manufacturing. Tailors will make padded armor by your parameters, using sewing machine. hand sewing. Custom gambeson will be completely sewn by hands of our tailors. Such type of manufacture is historic...
Leather sleeveless gambeson When a man chooses protective outfit, including a gambeson, he always has to decide between two things – protection or mobility. Even though there is no medieval ultimate fighting on a short-term horizon, but you need body protection, which does not restrict movability, but looks as an expensive doublet at the same time... So, here it is – awesome model of gambeson, casual, comfortable and kingly classy. It protects owner’s body well, even though it is designed not for a hot fight. There is one of the best representatives of HEMA gambeson, which doesn’t limit your moves, but safely covers the body. Lining is made of firm linen; natural wad...
A gambeson of Edward Woodstock, better known as the Black Prince, so bow your heads and kneel in memory of one of the greatest knights of the Middle Ages. One of the most successful commanders of the Hundred Years' War for England and one of the most brutal conquerors for France. Eldest son of King Edward III of England and heir to the English throne, who never became king because he died before his father of a totally unheroic bloody diarrhea. Black Prince was buried in Canterbury Cathedral. The good monks retained the prince's helmet, shield, gauntlets and, most importantly, his gambeson. Effigy of Edward the Black Prince, Canterbury Cathedral, 1376 Like the origina...
You've been waiting for a long time, and we’ve finally made it – a Renaissance doublet with a jacquard cover. The luxurious little brother of Renaissance doublet (quilted). Like its humble older brother, jacquard Renaissance doublet – also named farsetto – was a trendy men’s doublet clothing of the mid-XV century. It was popular from North to South Europe – equally among civilians as well as the military. Stylish triangle-shaped silhouette with wide shoulders and thin waistline was a fashion trend of those times. In this jacquard, it was achieved by farsetto tightly fitting the body and chic puffs on sleeves’ upper parts. The silhouette could vary from region to region...
Sleeveless gambesons with festoons on the bottom hem was popular among the crossbowmen and archers in the XII-XIII centuries. Though, it was not used by soldiers, who participated in combats. This model of gambison did not mean complete body protection, so it couldn’t be used for close fights and combats. But, when combined with hauberk, this light gambeson armor was very steady going for fighting on distance. Made-to-measure gambeson may be sewn by two ways: machine manufacturing. Tailors will make padded armor by your parameters, using sewing machine. hand sewing. Custom gambeson will be completely sewn by hands of our tailors. Such type of manufacture is historical on...
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we got the gambeson today and absolutely love it! It fits perfectly and looks great, just as we imagined. It won‘t be our last order from you!
Absolutely fantastic doublet! It fits so well and looks so dashing and handsome! I asked for a custom pattern on just the sleeves and the tailors did a beautiful cross stitch pattern just to make it look more authentic! I'm proud to wear such a lovely doublet!
Perfect high quality! Fits my body perfectly. The material is thick and the stitching is also very careful. The result is a durable, sturdy...and more importantly...stylish gambeson!