Gambeson type 6
Dating: half of XIV th beginning of the XV th century.
Machine made with-made holes for lacing. Detailed info about fabrics and techniques of production in the description below.
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Offered model is inspired by pieces depicted in the iconography. Close-fitting cut with collar. It is padded with curved pattern on the chest and slight horizontal pattern from the waist, sleeves padded vertically on the upper part – forearm padded horizontally. Long to the half of the tigh. Laced with single lace (lacing holes are placed densly).
Gambesons made by our company consist of the following farbics:
-linen outer layer
-cotton strenghtening layer
-100% natural wool wadding
In standard implementation gambesons have one layer of wadding ond the body and sleeves. Moreover there is additional layers of wadding on the chest, hips , shoulders, spine and on the kidneys area. On the sleeve there are additional wadding on the biceps elbows and forearms. In order to assure perfect mobility there are no wadding under the armpits and on the elbow pit. We make the elliptical wedge under the armpits for even better mobillity – on customers demand ( no additional fee charged).
In middle ages gambesons were most popular and the cheapest protection available. Infantry used to have them as the only protection, rich men-at-arms and knights used them as a protection against bruises and abrasions. Moreover it was a clever way of damping the shock of the hits. In early middle ages cuts of the gambesons were simplified loosely fitting as it was with other garments at this time. In XIV th centurygambesons began to be shorter and close fitting, n this period padded garments were adapted to daily use especially by nobles and rich burghers.
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