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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.
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*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 long medieval pourpoint is a type of medieval gambeson that combines low weight with high mobility. The gambeson material used in this model, together with its design, will work fine for reenactors looking for comfort of use.
Long medieval pourpoint was created for the most demanding users. Wool is the main gambeson material used in this model. It works as a civil version of our linen pourpoint. This gambeson material has vertical stitchings on the whole length, both on torso and sleeves. It reaches the knees and it is tied with a string. The woolen pourpoint has also a collar which is buttoned up on the side.
This gambeson is made of wool, with linen lining. Another gambeson material used in this model is a new filling - woolen felt of two levels of thickness:
- average on chest - Y7b;
- thinner throughout the rest - Y7a.
More information about thickness you can find here.
This design provides good amortization and mobility when combined with a proper armor. It will work both as a civil garment and during a fight.
The cut of this pourpoint gives a high mobility. It has a new sleeve pattern - so called inverted elbow. This lowers the possibility of lifting up the clothing during wearing and does not hinder the movement.
Our pourpoint is available in 6 sizes, XS to XXL, or in custom size for an extra charge:
Individual measurements. Price + 20%.
You can also choose one of various colors available for a gambeson. Color chart can be found here.
Please write the chosen size and color in the additional information window.
Sources for a long medieval pourpoint
You can find an example of this long pourpoint in The Chronicles of France, England, Scotland, Spain, Brittany, Gascony, Flanders and the Adjoining Countries. The author of this work from 1327-1400 is Jean Froissart. The work is stored in Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris.
Main features of our medieval pourpoint:
↪ can be worn as civil and fighting garment
↪ low weight
↪ natural gambeson material
↪ proper amortization
↪ high hygroscopicity
↪ natural thermal regulation and isolation
↪ high mobility and freedom of movement
↪ new sleeve pattern - “inverted elbow”
↪ fitted to body shape
↪ 6 sizes to choose from
↪ option of custom sizing
↪ historical look
Gambeson material and its advantages
Natural wool as inner material in this gambeson has various advantages. It makes this clothing lightweight and closer to historically correct garments. Wool has a lot of features desired by users:
- high hygroscopicity - it can absorb a lot of water without feeling of the pourpoint being wet
- perfectly isolating gembeson materials
The gambeson material and its filling are natural are eco-friendly.