Renaissance period gambeson XVI-XVII century




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Renaissance period gambeson XVI-XVII century

XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)
Opzioni predefinite
  • Inside fabric cotton
  • Fabric for padded protection cotton
  • Layers of padding 1 layer
  • Attaching of the sleeves standard
  • Fastenings leather laces
  • Color of leather fastening black
  • Two-color design one colour
  • Fastenings for steel arms absent
  • Design of the bottom edge standard
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Inside fabric
Fabric for padded protection
Layers of padding
Attaching of the sleeves
Color of leather fastening
Contrast quilting and edge
Color of Contrast quilting and edge
Two-color design
Paint Stamping
Additional back protection
Fastenings for steel arms
Design of the bottom edge


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.

Quite often, this light vest gambeson had detachable laced sleeves.

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 historical one and is offered for additional costs.

You can use this gambeson for:

  • SCA
  • HEMA
  • Larp
  • Stage performances
  • Medieval festivals
  • Reenactment events

Base price includes following options:

  1. 1-2 layers of padding (natural sheet wadding 50% cotton, 50% wool);
  2. Natural (uncoloured) cotton for outer and inner shell;
  3. Standard sleeves’ attaching (closed armpit);
  4. XS-size;
  5. Black leather straps;
  6. Straight bottom edge;
  7. No fastenings for steel arms.

If you plan to wear it under plate cuirass, so 2-3 layers of padding will be enough. So while ordering, please indicate, if you will use it under or over the main armour.

Cotton or linen gambesons were more typical for infantrymen. Rich knights were choosing woolen, leather or silk gambesons with bronze buttons or cast buckles. For your choice, there are also simple, but firm leather lacing, buttons covered with fabric or various models of bronze handmade buckles.

If you choose half-coloured or quarter-coloured gambeson, please inform us by e-mail, what colours you prefer and its exact disposition.

We recommend you to order leather fastenings for steel arms, if you plan to use arm protection and plate spaulders over quilted gambeson. By choosing option “Laced sleeves”, you this short gambeson jacket may be turned into sleeveless gambeson.

There is one layer of padding in sleeves by default. If you want to change it, please contact us [email protected]

Main photo shows gambeson armor with following options:

  • 1 layer of padding;
  • royal-blue cotton for outer and inner shell;
  • sleeves’ attaching with hole under armpit;
  • M-size;
  • black leather straps for fastening;
  • straight bottom edge;
  • no fastenings for steel arms.

Benefits, which you’ll get, if you buy medieval gambeson at Steel Mastery:

  1. Custom-made high-quality padded underarmor, made of natural fabrics by your individual parameters;
  2. Reliability and comfortable wearing for years;
  3. Product made by experienced tailors, who really know how to make a good armor;
  4. Convenient payment systems (Paypal, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, American Express);
  5. Flexible return system in case if you don’t like an item.

If you are looking for a padded gambeson of the earlier Middle Ages, please have a look at these models: aketon of the XV century, arming doublet/aketon of the 1360 year. Also, there are some models of long and short-sleeved gambesons: HEMA style gambeson, early medieval gambeson

Tight chausses will be good addition for your medieval look.

In section “Gambeson” you can see all models that we offer for ordering. If you didn’t find any for your taste and wish, please send us photo and description of the required model and we will make it for you.

In this article, we're telling how to choose a gambeson.


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Ogni prodotto è fatto a mano e richiede tempo per la manifattura. Tempo approssimativo:

  • Gambeson e armatura imbottita – 8-9 settimane;
  • Costumi e altro vestiario – 4-6 settimane;
  • Brigandine 3-4 mesi
  • Accessori in pelle 2-4 settimane;
  • Armatura Metallica 2-5 mesi
Per favore contattaci se vuoi saperne di più riguardo maggiori termini.

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Gambeson was excellent, very high quality and customized exactly as I ordered and fit perfectly. Also the customer service was probably the best I have ever experienced, they really want to make sure you are perfectly happy with your order. Highly recommend buying from these guys.
I just got mine in the mail and I love. The custom tailoring makes for an excellent fit and it has quality construction.
Love the style of this doublet! Big thanks to tailors, it fits like a glove and so comfy! Special thanks to customer service manager for her kind and useful answers to all my questions:)
Amazing item! I ordered it with 1 layer of padding and that is more than enough for use under a plate harness. I am super excited about this product and plan on ordering from Steel Mastery in the future.
I ordered this gambeson for use under my harness. While it took a little bit to get to me because of a misshap at the postal service, Steel Mastery was very helpful in helping me locate it. I recieved it yesterday and I am already amazed at the quality and usefulness. I ordered 1 layer of padding which is more than enough for using it under plate, but be aware that the armpit holes might be too open and allow the rearbrace and opening to poke you, although this was an easy fix. All in all, I am very excited about this item and plan to order more soon.
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