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Late-medieval pourpoint based on French iconography from 14th and 15th century. Our gambeson is characterized by low weight, hight mobility, and historical look.
Woolen pourpoint „Notre-Dame” is a civil version of a linen pourpoint from our shop.
Medieval arming garments in their time were very popular in civil fashion. Felted jacks, like our pourpoint, eventually were used in everyday routine. Thanks to solutions from arming gambesons, our woolen aketons give their owners more attractive body shape, bringing out a chest of a wearer.
This woolen gambeson is inspired by model from "Très Belles Heures de Notre-Dame" and it was designed by us for the most demanding cutomers. Upper part has vertical stitchings (chest, back, shoulders). From the waist down and on the forearms, it has horizontal stitchings. This quilted doublet in standard version is buttoned up with tin buttons on torso and forearms. It also has a low stand-up collar.
Outer layer and lining of this medieval clothing are made of linen. Filling is made of woolen felt of 2 levels of thickness:
thicker on chest,
thinner on rest of the gambeson.
For extra charge (+15 EUR), we can change the filling to a thicker one. In such situation, two thin layers of woolen felt will be used on the whole gambeson.
Such pourpoint, together with proper armor, gives a good level of amortization. It will work both as civil and arming quilted clothing.
Tin buttons in this arming aketon can be changed to overcast stitchings or point bindings.
The pourpoint is available in 6 sizes, from XS to XXL, or in custom size (with a small charge):
Individual measurements. Price + 20%.
In order to choose a color of your "Notre-Dame" pourpoint, please check it here before the purchase.
Shape of a "Notre-Dame" woolen pourpoint
The shape of our woolen pourpoint, which is based on "Très Belles Heures de Notre-Dame", provides high mobility. On this arming aketon, we have used a new cut-out of the sleeve with so called "inverted elbow". That is why this quilted pourpoint does not go up and does not hinder the movement during usage. Mobility and low weight make "Notre-Dame" quilted doublet work perfectly as a gambeson in historical, civil reenactment and knight fighting.
The best filing for a quilted doublet
Woolen filling in a gambeson has a lot of advantages. It makes a piece of arming clothing very light, closer to historicaly appropriate gambesons. Wool has a lot of important features:
it can absorb a lot of water and remain relatively dry,
it is s a perfect isolation,
it is biodegradable,
is an ecological renewable raw material.
All of the used fabrics and fillings are natural and safe for the environment.
"Notre-Dame" quilted doublet in historical sources
Our gambeson is based on white pourpoints visible on the pages of "Très Belles Heures de Notre-Dame". There is an armed man who arrested Christ and brought him to law authorities. Illustrated book is dated to the first quarter of the 15th century.
- perfect as both civil and arming garment
- low weight
- natural materials
- historical look
- proper amortization
- highly hygroscopic
- naturally adjustable with thermal isolation
- high mobility
- new design of sleeves – "inverted elbow"
- fitted to body
- 6 sizes
- simple ways of self-fitting to size
- multiple ways of usage