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SPES products - technology & methods of manufacturing
- 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 surcoat is a long loose outer garment put on over the head, commonly worn in the medieval period. This model of a medieval surcoat has sleeves which can be tossed to the back. We make this garment of wool with a linen lining.
In general, a surcoat should be a little bit shorter than a cotte.
Surcoat in the Middle Ages
A surcoat (or surcote) is a long outer garment used from the 13th century till the early 14th century. In the iconography, it is usually not tightened with the belt. Also, a medieval surcoat is a garment which may or may not have sleeves.
For men, a surcote usually had a form of a simple tunic worn over the head. It was a garment popular among knights who wore it over armor.
A surcoat gained similar popularity among women in that time. However, the medieval surcoat for women was originally characterized by a more significant role and specific look in the form of a spacious cloak or a robe.