Based on a French iconography, the late-medieval 14th-century pourpoint will prove itself both in combat and as civilian clothing. This medieval gambeson is characterized by its low weight, natural padding and freedom of movement. Additionally, this quilted aketon has a low-profiled collar.
The historical french pourpoint is available with several types of stitching:
• on chest, back and shoulders – arched ones,
• below the waist – horizontal, ended with vertical stripes,
• vertical quilting is also used on the sleeves.
In our standard offer, an aketon is tied like “overcast stitching”. However, we give the opportunity to modify and replace the string with tin buttons or point tieing.
When designing the historical French pourpoint, we’ve focused on mobility during the fight; that’s why we’ve used a new sleeve pattern, called ‘inverted elbow’. Thanks to this solution, the aketon stays in place and does not limit the freedom of movement.
Low weight, high mobility, natural materials and fidelity to historical sources – all of these distinguish the French pourpoint and makes it a great choice for both knightly battles and historical reconstruction.
Aketon is available in several sizes (more in table below) or custom sized (with a small 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%.|