The task of medieval underwear was to isolate the body from the outer woolen clothes - it was the only element of garments that was regularly washed. Usually it was made of linen, for wealthier users of silk, and in the late part of the Middle Ages of cotton. It is a basic and inseparable part of former fashion, sometimes worn alone in a form of medieval peasant clothing for work.
Medieval men's linen consists of a shirt (camisia), braies (bracca) and sometimes an underwear belt, and medieval women's linen consists of a long shirt.
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A long, linen shirt (or tunic), referring to the Irish, Gaelic style at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries. It is characterized by quite a long length (without drape it reaches the ankles) and wide, puffed sleeves, reminiscent of those in outer garments from the end of the 15th century (e.g. ho...
Century: 16th, 17th, 18th
PRICE from: 95.00 EUR
Braies with legs reaching below the knees. The “tube” style with gussets near the waist. Ribbons near to the knees. Holes to fasten hoses for extra charge*....
PRICE from: 29.00 EUR
A medieval shirt with bateau neckline. This type of historical underwear has characteristic quoins under armpits. Our historical shirt is made on a base of rectangle and it has spacious sleeves. It reaches the hips.
PRICE from: 39.00 EUR
The braies are made from rectangles with gussets. The legs reach the middle of the thigh.
PRICE from: 22.00 EUR
Short braies without legs.
PRICE from: 16.00 EUR
Medieval shirts made of linen are an essential part of a former underwear for men. Together with braies it makes a basic set for reenactors who start completing their historical costumes....
Century: 13th, 14th, 15th
PRICE from: 39.90 EUR
Medieval long shirt of this type, also called a tunic of Saint Louis, is an interesting example of medieval underwear. This medieval long sleeve shirt will perfectly work out as an underlayer of a historical costume.
PRICE from: 94.00 EUR