Man's Shirt - Medieval, Jacobite, Renaissance

Man's Shirt (Green Cotton).

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    In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the colour of clothing showed a person's social rank and profession. Red could only be worn by the nobility, brown and gray by peasants, and green by merchants, bankers and the gentry and their families. This shirt would not have necessarily marked an individual out as belonging to the middle classes though, as the nobility were free to wear green too, and often did! Unfortunately for those who wanted or were required to wear green, there were no good vegetal green dyes which fully resisted washing and sunlight. A shirt like this would have only staid a vibrant colour for a few months - and would have had to have been re-dyed to have maintained its looks. Green dyes were made out of moss, ferns, buckthorn berries, the juice of nettles and the bark of the alder tree. Only in the 16th century was a good green dye produced, by first dyeing the cloth blue with woad, and then yellow with resede luteola. The design and fashion for shirts seemed to change very slowly. This design was worn between 1390 to 1620 (approximately) and even throughout the 17th century in Eastern Europe and Scotland. It's made from heavy cotton, as was available in the 15th Century, but visually it's also a good match for linen, which would have been more common. Made with modern chemical dyes.

     

    Video Below = Medieval Shoppe sword being used whilst wearing this shirt.

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    1. Great fit

      I am very pleased with my shirt , the fit is great ,so comfortable . Looks really great paired with the Ring belt I also bought . Will be wearing both to the York Medieval Fayre on the 23RD of September . on 12th Sep 2018

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    • Viking Sword vs. Padded Armor, Historical Setup - Reply to Skallagrim!
      Thrand and Kati test historical gambeson or padded armor on ro...

    Viking Sword vs. Padded Armor, Historical Setup - Reply to Skallagrim!

    Thrand and Kati test historical gambeson or padded armor on rolled wet newspaper with a Late century Viking Sword in reply yo Skallagrim's Falchion vs. Padded Jacket, Better Setup - Not so Tough After All! So sit back grab an ale or mead and enjoy the extreme testing. This is a Reply too Skall's Falchion vs. Padded Jacket, Better Setup - Not so Tough After All! https://youtu.be/25CYdkYkw74 Skall's Previous tests: Testing Sword / Axe / Spear on a Padded Jacket (Not Historically Accurate Gambeson) https://youtu.be/yCP-8L2pFTU Karambit / Swords / Axes vs. Padded Jacket / Fantasy Armor (Studded Leather) https://youtu.be/iKKuPg07-4Q
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