Spring Sale 2017 at Historical Clothing Realm

Medieval Gambesons & Padding

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Fourteenth Century men commonly wore padding made of linen or wool under their plate armor. This allowed a bit of comfort between their skin and the metal of the armor. Commonly quilted, the stuffing varied between horse hair or scrap cloth. Many had buttons or laces up the front. Other padded garments were used on legs, heads or arms. Gambesons were used for the torso.

Our Gambesons are made of fine quilted canvas and will provide an accurate depiction of that time period. We also provide other paddings for the upper legs and head. The Gambesons and padding can be chosen in white or black, with an additional choice on fasteners. Sized by chest circumference, our Gambesons will allow for a correct and comfortable fit.