Men’s costume from zero to hero – Part 4, the shirt
So, I know, I let it slide a bit since the last parts….
The search for original pictures of shirts from my time and region is not as easy as I thought. You often see them, but only worn underneath the kyrtle.
The following pictures are quite interesting though:
13 century, spanish
there are quite a number of pictures showing shirts bound in the waist with a simple band
I decided to use a very simple tunic pattern from two rectangular pieces, two gores and trapezoids for the arms with small gores in them. The material is basic white linnen and I sewed it with white linnen thread. Quite an unexciting piece actually, which is fine because you will need more than one of these for one and the same timestretch of wearing your kyrtle.
Here you see my sweetheart training to wrestle on one of our events.
The other parts of the series: