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Category: Male clothing > under garments



Late medieval vest


Late medieval vest

Century: XV
Late medieval vest. Medieval Market, tied at the front with three aiglets

Late medieval vest - Medieval Market, was most often worn by working people
Late medieval vest - Medieval Market, has a lining and made of linen
Late medieval vest - Medieval Market, The two upper ones are fixed pointwise, while the third, lower one, fastens the peplum and the waist
Late medieval vest - Medieval Market, is equipped with a peplum with holes
Late medieval vest - Medieval Market, Late medieval vest
Late medieval vest - Medieval Market, the vest adapts much better to the shape of the male figure
Late medieval vest - Medieval Market, Its length and cut resembles a late doublet


CODE Material Standard Price
NoS1579LinenMixed 99.00 EUR
NoS1580LinenMachine-made 75.00 EUR
NoS1581LinenHand-made 140.00 EUR

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A frequent element of late medieval attire was a vest, tied at the front with three aiglets. It does not have a collar, and the neckline is cut in the letter "V" on the back. Its length and cut resembles a late doublet and just like it, is equipped with a peplum with holes for attaching separate hose or a suspender belt.

It differs from it in the way of tying aiglets. The two upper ones are fixed pointwise, while the third, lower one, fastens the peplum and the waist. Thanks to this procedure, the vest fits much better to the shape of the male figure, emphasizing its qualities.

This medieval costume was most often worn by working people, in combination with a shirt with rolled up sleeves. In later years, it became the basic item of clothing for Renaissance ladies and mighty at courts.



The vest is available in 6 sizes, XS to XXL, or in custom size for an extra charge:
Size Chest girth Waist girth Hips girth Height
XS 84-92 cm 72-80 cm 88-96 cm 164-170 cm
S 92-100 cm 80-88 cm 96-104 cm 170-176 cm
M 100-108 cm 88-96 cm 104-112 cm 176-182 cm
L 108-116 cm 96-104 cm 112-120 cm 182-188 cm
XL 116-124 cm 104-112 cm 120-128 cm 188-194 cm
XXL 124-132 cm 112-120 cm 128-136 cm 194-200 cm
Custom Individual measurements. Price + 20%.


The late medieval vest has a lining and made of linen. The colors of the available materials can be found HERE.

It can be made of wool, silk or brocade. For this purpose, please contact us in advance to arrange the details.

If you do not want holes on the vest, please leave a guideline in "additional information".



Are there any sources for a medieval vest?

Yes, and there are quite a few of them. The vest can be found on manuscripts from the 15th century and the following centuries. The most popular image of a working man wearing a vest is the one from The Book of Simple Medicines by Matthaeus Platearius d.c. 1161 c.1470, Robinet Testard from the late 15th century.

Another pattern of this type of costume, with a characteristic method of tying (pointwise + around), comes from a manuscript from 1485, p.t. Les Heures de Charles d'Angoulême. A very similar image of men working in shirts with rolled up or short sleeves, short pants, and vests can be found in Hours of Henry VIII illuminated by Jean Poyer and dated to 1500.






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