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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.
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- 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.
Late-medieval woolen pourpoint from 14th and 15th century. Our gambeson is characterized by low weight, high mobility, and historical look. It’s proper for both fighters and civilians, as an under garment.
„Hannover” woolen pourpoint is a civil version of our linen gambeson. In the past, arming garments often worked as civil medieval clothing. Woolen pourpoint is one of examples – it is based on garments worn by soldiers. Just like linen version, this quilted doublet shapes a body and brings out a chest.
"Hannover" woolen pourpoint has two types of quilting. Upper part (chest, back, shoulder) has quilting in rhomb shape. Lower part and forearms of this arming doublet has horizontal quilting.
Tin buttons in this medieval aketon can be changed on overcast stitchings or point bindings. It has a low stand-up collar around neck.
Unlike most of our gambesons, wool is the outer layer, while linen inner layer. What also makes it special, is the filling.
To make this arming aketon lighter and more mobile, we used a woolen felt as filling. There are two levels of thickness:
- thicker on chest (Y7b),
- thinner on the rest of pourpoint (Y7a).
More information about thickness you can find here.
NOTE! Pourpoint is available in 6 sizes, from XS to XXL, or in custom size:
Individual measurements. Price + 20%.
To choose a color of your "Hannover" woolen pourpoint, please check first here.
What makes our "Hannover" woolen pourpoint special?
Such pourpoint, together with proper armor, gives an amortization on good level. On this quilted doublet we have used a new cut-out of sleeve with so called „inverted elbow”. That’s why our aketon doesn’t go up and doesn’t hinder the movement during usage.
Mobility and low weight make "Hannover" woolen pourpoint perfectly work as a gambeson in historical reenactment and knight fighting.
Woolen felt and its role in "Hannover" quilted doublet
Woolen filling in a pourpoint has a lot of advantages. It makes an arming clothing very light, closer to historical gambesons. Wool has a lot of important features. It can absorb a lot of water and remain relatively dry, but it’s also a perfect isolator.
Almost all of used fabrics and fillings are natural, safe for environment, and biodegradable and an ecological renewable raw material.
Medieval sources of pourpoint from Hannover
Our pourpoint is based on an arming doublet worn by the guard in a passion scene in alter from Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover (Eng – The Lower Saxony State Museum) in Germany. Source is dated on 1400.
The most important features:
- can be used both as a civil outfit and for fighting
- low weight
- natural materials
- historical look
- proper amortization
- high hygroscopicity
- natural heat regulation and thermal insulation
- high mobility and freedom of movement
- new sleeve pattern – so-called "inverted elbow"
- 6 sizes to choose from
- possibility to order a custom sized pourpoint
- the ability to easily adjust the size yourself
- freedom of use