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- products with visible signs of using modern methods and tools in their production; e.g. visible outside and inside seams in clothing made with the use of a machine.
- products with visible signs of using both modern and traditional methods and tools in their production; e.g. main, inside seams in clothing are made with the use of a machine while outside stitches and details are sewn by hand.
- goods with visible signs of using only traditional methods and tools in their production; e.g. all seams in clothing are sewn by hand.
*NOTE. We always use high quality materials and fabrics while making our products - the above standards of their production are not related to the materials used.
A long, linen shirt (or tunic), referring to the Irish, Gaelic style at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is characterized by quite a long length (without drape it reaches the ankles) and wide, puffed sleeves, reminiscent of those in outer garments from the end of the 15th century (e.g. houppelande).
The collar of the shirt is hemmed with a linen trim and finished in the front in the shape of the letter "V". It looks best draped with a leather belt.
This shirt is available in standard sizes from XS to XXL or in custom size, fitted to individual measurements for additional 20% charge. To choose the proper size, please follow the chart below:
Individual measurements. Price + 20%.
Please write down the chosen size in additional information box when you place the order.
Long shirt in sources
The source for our Irish costume can be found in the so-called Códice de trajes (Code of Costumes), a manual of traditional historical costumes, dated to the 1500 and 1599.
In the pictures of Lucas de Heere's book (the so-called costume book) you can find various historical costumes, including those typical for Gaelic warriors. This work dates back to the 1770s.
Who are Gaels?
The Gaels are an ethnolinguistic group originally from Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man in northwest Europe. They use their own language and maintain Celtic traditions. This group hails from Ireland, extending into western Scotland.