Mens Medieval Clothing, Handmade Historic Clothing, and Mens Tailored Reenactment Clothing by Medieval and Renaissance Clothing, Handmade Clothing and Custom Medieval Clothing by Your Dressmaker (2022)

For a vast selection of mens medieval clothing, handmade by talented expert tailors for an authentic and highly detailed appearance, choose Your Dressmaker. Here you will find a range of historic reenactment garments perfect for achieving your ideal period look, and many of our items can be custom made for your best fit. Get all your historic outfit essentials here, such as crusader capes, noblemens cloaks, medieval shirts, Renaissance breeches, and medieval peasant pants, as well as medieval tunics, jackets, doublets, Celtic ritual robes, baroque vests, and even authentically styled Highlander kilts. But our wares here at Your Dressmaker are far more than just the basics. Our medieval clothing items range from outfit staples to stand out pieces sure to set you apart at your next event or add personality to any look. Many of our items are brimming with unique and stylish details in their designs and trim while still adhering to the aesthetics of ages past. So whether you are getting dressed for a LARP event, historic reenactment, costume party, or theatrical production, Your Dressmaker has the medieval garb for your needs. From crusading knights to kings, nobles, peasants, pirates, and even Vikings, any character can find an expertly crafted and stunningly detailed ensemble here. Our medieval clothing items are made out of a wide variety of beautiful, high quality fabrics, ensuring you will be best dressed at your next historic reenactment event.

Capes and Cloaks

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Your Dressmaker provides you with the utmost quality in mens medieval capes and cloaks. Our handmade historic clothing is crafted by talented tailors out of the finest materials. Drape one of our medieval cloaks over your shoulders, and watch your reenactment outfit transform into a full ensemble. Shop our medieval outerwear staples for much needed protection from the elements, or step into the role of a medieval nobleman with one of our magnificently detailed fur trimmed cloaks. Crafted with utmost care, our historic cloaks can be individually tailored to your size. Unique details will help bring individuality to your look, and our durable medieval overgarments will serve you well through adverse conditions as well as the passage of time. From shoulder capes to layered, leather trimmed cloaks, we carry something for every historic character, including practical cotton cloaks for peasant characters, Crusader cloaks for holy knights, stylish and sturdy capes for travelers, and hand embroidered robes fit for nobility. We even carry stunning and regal Renaissance cloaks fit for nobility. Choose from any of our wide variety of historic cloaks and capes ideal for obtaining the most authentic look for your next Renaissance festival, historic reenactment, LARP event, or theatrical production.

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Doublets

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Handmade by expert tailors, Your Dressmaker offers you high quality medieval doublets for your historic reenactment needs. Throughout the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, doublets varied in style and fit, but this historic staple draws its origins from the protective gambeson. Doublets were fitted jackets worn for shape, protection, warmth, and style. Here you will find practical, everyday doublets essential for achieving an authentic medieval look. The beauty of our craftsmanship shines through in our Renaissance era doublets, made from utterly stunning materials like elegant brocade and handcrafted with incredible attention to detail. These baroque doublets are essential in achieving the aura of a true Renaissance nobleman. Regal details inspired by famous royalty and courtly looks are featured prominently in our historic doublets. Every doublet in our selection is designed with care for a remarkable and authentic appearance and can be custom tailored to your unique size. These fitted jacket style garments were longstanding staples through much of history, so no period look should go without one of our finely crafted pieces. Choose from our wide variety of handmade doublets, ideal for wearing to your next Renaissance festival, historic reenactment, LARP event, or as part of a stage costume.

Jackets

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From practical medieval jackets to elegant and regal noblemens jackets, explore our range of mens historic jackets here at Your Dressmaker. Each of our medieval outerwear options bears an authentic style that has been expertly crafted by talented tailors. These important outer garments are essential in crafting a complete ensemble, so dont let your medieval outfit miss out at your next Renaissance faire, historic reenactment, or LARP event. Many of these stunning period jackets also make great additions to costumes for stage productions. With high quality workmanship evident in every detail, our selection of Renaissance jackets can be custom made to suit your unique size. We carry historic jackets from a variety of eras and in a plethora of styles, including the baroque jackets of Renaissance royalty and Victorian frock coats as well as essential natural cotton jackets worn by peasantry. Shop our different style and fabric options, such as our open front jackets, brocade jackets, short jackets, medieval coats, Victorian tailcoats, and other fitted historic outerwear. Our reenactment jackets are crafted from the highest quality materials, available in a plethora of colors ranging from neutral and authentic to elegantly patterned, and even our most essential pieces display beautiful attention to detail for an unmatched look no matter the nature of your historic character.

Kilts

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Honor Scottish tradition with the selection of mens kilts from Your Dressmaker. Those looking to dress as an authentic Scottish Highlander will find our high quality and expertly crafted kilts made with attention to authentic traditions and detail. This classic clothing piece often features tartan or plaid patterns and pleats, and our kilts at Your Dressmaker combine these important details with modern comfort for an easy to wear yet historically appropriate look. Traditionally, the tartan pattern of each historic kilt was known to identify its wearer as a member of a particular Scottish clan. Many of our Scottish kilts are made from cotton and polyester blend fabrics. Made with attention to traditional style and length, our kilts are handmade and can even be tailored to suit your specific size. Wear any of our finely crafted medieval kilts to your next historic reenactment event, Renaissance festival, as part of a costume for a theatrical production, or for any occasion that calls for traditional Scottish attire. We also carry kilt and scarf sets to help you achieve a well-matched outfit. With the scarf worn over the shoulder as a sash and fastened with a belt, these sets are ideal for creating a comprehensive and authentically styled Scottish look.

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Pants

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Your Dressmaker has all the pieces you need for your next historic look, and for many men, a pair of period appropriate pants is an essential component. Shop our vast selection of historic pants, where we include everything from medieval peasant pants to Renaissance breeches fit for a lord. All our historic leg apparel is handmade by expert tailors with unmatched craftsmanship to bring you the most authentic additions to your medieval outfit. Our medieval pants can even be tailored for your ideal fit. Browse through the many eras and styles represented here, including Renaissance pants inspired by various royalty and historic reenactment pants in the fashions of different European cultures, not to mention our basic styles, like our peasant pants, that are must-have additions to any reenactors wardrobe. We use the highest quality materials to bring you our historic pants, so here you will find velvet pants and satin breeches for Renaissance nobility as well as sturdy woven cotton pants in a multitude of styles, sure to pair well with virtually any medieval outfit. When it comes to preparing an outfit for your next historic reenactment event, medieval LARP, Renaissance festival, or theatrical production, look to Your Dressmaker for all your mens medieval pants needs.

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Ritual Robes

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Whether you are looking to fashion yourself as a medieval priest, scholar, pagan, or mystic, Your Dressmaker carries high quality ritual robes for any occasion. Get dressed for your next secretive ceremony with our selection of Celtic robes, embellished with intricately handcrafted trim, or fall into a mystic mindset when you wear one of our many medieval hooded robes. Each of our historic robes is completely handmade by expert tailors and can be specially tailored to your individual size. Natural woven cotton and soft faux suede make up many of our various stylish robes, so shop here for peasant worthy robes, Crusader robes, wizard robes, and robes for noblemen. Drawing inspiration from history, our Renaissance robes incorporate a sense of mystery into many of their designs, with billowing sleeves, long skirts, and roomy hoods, and layered mantles to help conceal your identity from prying eyes and evoke a certain mystique. Base your next historic outfit around one of our ritual robes, and wear your look to your next historic reenactment, Renaissance festival, or other historic themed event. Our imaginative ritual robes are ideal for helping you transform into someone else or disguising your true identity, and make fantastic additions to medieval and fantasy LARP outfits as well as costumes for theatrical productions.

Shirts

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With the right shirt, you can achieve a multitude of historic looks. Your Dressmaker offers you a fantastic selection of historic shirts that are expertly handcrafted in authentic styles out of high quality materials. Woven natural cotton makes up most of our peasant shirts, pirate shirts, medieval knight shirts, and other essential shirts that will suit almost any character. Some of our Renaissance shirts are well-suited to nobility and are made out of high quality satin. The perfect start to any outfit, our mens medieval shirts can serve as a base for almost any historic look, whether you prefer to dress as a squire, Crusader, bandit, swordsman, or even a well-to-do Renaissance lord. Choose from high collar shirts, lace up shirts, loose fitting shirts intended to be accentuated with a belt, shirts with billowing sleeves, and more. Many of our mens period shirts make versatile bases for almost any look, from the lowliest serf to a noble knight and beyond. Our shirts can also be specially tailored to fit your size and come in a variety of colors ranging from essential neutrals to the bright colors of medieval heraldry. Wear them to your next Renaissance festival, historic reenactment, or LARP event for a look that will help you fit right into your chosen setting and time period.

Tunics

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From before the Middle Ages, during, and beyond, tunics have enjoyed popularity across cultures and classes. Your Dressmaker offers you a selection of historic tunics as diverse as their usage throughout history. These historic outfit essentials can be worn by almost any member of medieval society and range in length from anywhere below the hips to above the ankles. We carry long and short sleeve tunics and tunics with collars as varied as any medieval shirt, featuring lace up neck tunics and tunics with hand embroidered details. All of our tunics are expertly handmade and can be tailored to fit your specific size. Their superb craftsmanship and authentic designs are ideal for crafting your own impressive historic look. A natural woven cotton tunic is an essential addition to any reenactors wardrobe and is well-suited for peasant garb. Our soft faux suede tunics in stylish cuts are ideal for members of nobility. The neutral colors of many of our medieval tunics make them easy to wear, while others feature the bold colors of medieval heraldry to help you stand out. Wear our handmade tunics over a pair of medieval pants or hosen and cinched with a belt, and you will have yourself the start of a medieval outfit that you can proudly wear for Renaissance festivals, medieval LARP events, historic reenactments, and even theatrical productions.

Vests

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The inherent simplicity of a vest has made this clothing piece a staple in wardrobes throughout history, but Your Dressmaker transforms the vest into a statement piece worthy of any nobleman. Each handmade vest features an incredible level of detail and an expert construction. While we carry a range of vests suited for a variety of historic-inspired outfits, our most ornate vests are even great to wear for modern special occasions. Made out of high quality materials like brocade, satin, cotton twill, and silk, these Renaissance vests are sure to make any outfit stand out and can easily be worn over most of our mens medieval shirts. Whether you are looking for a stylish touch to a Renaissance faire ensemble or you seek to bring Renaissance style into the modern day, our historic vests are as magnificent and high quality as they get. They are available in a wide variety of colors and styles. Some short vests end at and accentuate the waist while others fall past the hips. Our medieval vests can also be tailored to best suit your size. Wear them for your special occasions, medieval LARP events, Renaissance reenactments, or even theatrical productions for an unforgettably splendid look.

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FAQs

What did guys wear in medieval times? ›

During this era, men continued to wear tunics, cloaks, and trousers which did not vary much from their previous counterparts. Coifs became popular head-coverings and appeared to be "flat round cap[s]". Long stockings, with feet attached, were in style, and leg bandages and shoes continued to be worn.

What type of clothing was worn during the Renaissance? ›

Women wore gowns comprised of a tight-fitting bodice and a fuller skirt that would hang down to the ankles. Dresses cut to expose much of the neckline were acceptable and fashionable. Clothing of the upper classes was heavy and cumbersome, and restricted movement for the wearer.

What is medieval clothing called? ›

Women's clothing consisted of an undertunic called a chemise, chainse or smock. This was usually made of linen. Over the chemise, women wore one or more ankle-to-floor length tunics (also called gowns or kirtles).

What did peasant men wear in the Renaissance? ›

MEN'S FASHIONS – PEASANT CLASS

A peasant man would wear at least a tunic or shirt, and breeches of some kind. He would also wear a laced-up or buttoned jerkin (vest) with or without sleeves over this, and some kind of hat with a biggins (coif) underneath to keep his shaggy hair out of his eyes.

What kind of pants did medieval men wear? ›

Medieval Trousers. Medieval trousers were traditionally worn under a short tunic or with a small cloak and were usually ankle length. If the trousers were loose, the excess material was bunched around the waist and “hung in folds around the legs.” Garters or leggings sometimes accompanied narrow trousers.

What colors were used in medieval clothing? ›

The taste for colours was the brighter the better, with crimson, blue, yellow, green & purple being popular choices in all types of clothes. Clothing was usually made from wool, although silk and brocade items might be saved for special occasions.

How would a Renaissance man dress? ›

Men in Renaissance England used their clothes to make them look bigger. So they wore puffy-shouldered shirts and jackets topped with capes and wide-hipped, often poofy, knee-length pants worn over stockings on the lower leg. They would round out the outfit with wide-toed shoes.

What colors did they wear in Renaissance? ›

The Renaissance color palette also featured realgar and among the blues azurite, ultramarine and indigo. The greens were verdigris, green earth and malachite; the yellows were Naples yellow, orpiment, and lead-tin yellow.

What was fashion like in medieval times? ›

Wealthy women wore luxurious, trailing dresses and elaborate headgear that covered their hair. Men wore short tunics with wide sleeves and long, pointed shoes. Clothes for ordinary people were very simple, usually two rectangles sewn together to make a tunic.

What is a medieval jacket called? ›

A surcoat or surcote is an outer garment that was commonly worn in the Middle Ages by soldiers.

How did people dress in the dark ages? ›

Viking Age Irish people wore tunics (linen or wool) and cloaks (in leather or wool) as well as beautiful jewelry including circle brooches and bracelets made of copper alloy, silver, or gold. Women wore caps, scarves, and kerchiefs. The garments of the elite were in brighter colors than the clothing of peasants.

How did people dress in the early Middle Ages? ›

Dress in the Early Middle Ages

Apparently dress in Europe combined Roman forms with those of the barbarians. Men wore long or short tunics with a sort of trousers that were gaitered (wrapped close to the leg) with strips of cloth or leather. Women wore an under tunic and an outer tunic covered by a cape, or mantle.

What did medieval people eat? ›

Rich and poor alike ate a dish called pottage, a thick soup containing meat, vegetables, or bran. The more luxurious pottage was called 'mortrew', and a pottage containing cereal was a 'frumenty'. Bread was the staple for all classes, although the quality and price varied depending on the type of grain used.

What are Renaissance shirts called? ›

Doublet (duhb-lit): for women, a high-necked, front-closing bodice which mimicked the men's close fitting jacket of the same name.

How many clothes did medieval people have? ›

People usually had at least two sets of clothes: everyday wear and the equivalent of "Sunday best," which would not only be worn to church (at least once a week, often more frequently) but to social events as well.

Did medieval people wear bras? ›

In the Middle Ages, braies were not only used as underwear, they were frequently worn by laborers with little else when doing hot work. These could be worn well below the knees and tied to the wearer's waist to keep them out of the way.

What are old pants called? ›

In later representations of the character, the breeches and stockings were replaced by long trousers. When trousers of a similar style became popular during the Restoration in England, they became known as pantaloons, Pantaloon being an Anglicization of Pantalone.

What were pants called in the Middle Ages? ›

In the Middle Ages, pants as we know them today were not in fashion. Modern costuming interpretations often consider the pants of the Middle Ages to be “tights”, but they were actually made from two separate pieces of fabric, and didn't become a singular item resembling “pants” until later in the fifteenth century.

What is a medieval color? ›

Mineral pigments (red ochre, yellow ochre, umber, lime white) continued to be used by painters throughout the Middle Ages. Dug right out of the earth and shaped into sticks with knives, painters made chalks ready for drawing. Natural red chalks, with their rich, warm color, were popular from about 1500 to 1900.

What did medieval people wear to bed? ›

Nearly everyone wore a cap or kerchief to bed to keep their heads warm. Women would braid their hair and tie it up to keep it from tangling. Most Medieval pictures show people sleeping in the nude, but there is evidence that by the 16th century, night shirts and night gowns were common.

What was the most common color in medieval times? ›

The commoner version would be orange and yellow, most likely. Silk. This stuff was high class and it was illegal for commoners to even wear it. Undyed silk was very rare.

What did rich people wear during the Renaissance? ›

Women wore long dresses that generally had high waists and puffy sleeves and shoulders. Wealthy women would have elaborate jewelry made of gold and ornamented with expensive jewels such as pearls and sapphires. Sometimes the embroidery on their dresses used gold and silver thread.

What did people eat during the Renaissance? ›

Pastas such as spaghetti, tagliatelle, ravioli, tortellini, and agnollotti were the favorites, cooked in broth and served with butter, parmigiano cheese, and cinnamon. Usually two meals were prepared per day, the comestio and the prandium.

What is considered a Renaissance man? ›

Definition of Renaissance man

: a person who has wide interests and is expert in several areas.

What color is Renaissance red? ›

Historically, Venetian red was a red earth color often used in Italian Renaissance paintings. It was also called sinopia because the best-quality pigment came from the port of Sinop in northern Turkey.

What was the most popular type of paint during the Renaissance? ›

Tempera. Tempera is created when pigment is mixed with egg to produce a durable paint. The types of colors that painters could achieve with tempera was limited, but it was the medium of choice for most artists working in Italy until the late fifteenth century, when oil paints were adopted.

What does red symbolize in Renaissance? ›

Red, for that matter can be a symbol of power and authority but it can also relate to sin. Purple was usually related to royalty – something that was popularized by the Medici family. Green was associated with youth while yellow was reserved for more lowly statuses.

What colors did medieval peasants wear? ›

The most common colors for peasant clothing were brown, red or gray. Both men and women wore clogs made of thick leather. In cold weather, both men and women wore cloaks made of sheepskin or wool. They also wore wool hats and mittens.

What did medieval people wear in the winter? ›

Like us, they wore cloaks, scarves, boots and gloves (not the five fingered kind we know, but a more mitten like style). Homes were often smokey from a stone hearth fire that was ventilated by a hole in the roof. This provided warmth but not the kind we would be accustomed to for such cold temperatures.

What did medieval ladies wear? ›

They wear the basic medieval garments: a tunic, probably of wool, slightly fitted with a high neck and long sleeves, usually worn over a linen shirt. The lady's tunic, similar to the man's but longer, has a semi-circular mantle fastening on the shoulder.

What do you wear under a medieval tunic? ›

Underneath were often worn hose. Sometimes was also worn an under-tunic, and cloak or mantle during the winter. Eventually women began to wear a loose shoulder cape, mantle or kerchief to cover their hair. The predominant clothing materials were wool and linen.

What shoes did medieval peasants wear? ›

When peasant men and women did wear shoes, they favored a low, leather boot, which probably lasted six months at most. By the twelfth century, shoes were held on a person's feet by leather thongs, which were laced around the ankle; examples from the next century also show these lacings going up the side of the ankle.

What is a Cote Hardie? ›

Definition of cotehardie

: a long-sleeved medieval garment that was usually thigh-length and belted for men and full-length for women and that was made to fit closely often by buttoning or lacing.

How do people dress in 1000? ›

Men wore knee-length tunics for most activities, and men of the upper classes wore long tunics, with hose and mantle or cloaks. Women wore long tunics or dresses. A close fit to the body, full skirts, and long flaring sleeves were characteristic of upper-class fashion for both men and women.

What did 800 AD people wear? ›

Up top, men wore a tunic that was tight fitting across the chest with a broad skirt. Down below were trousers which could be either loose fitting or tight. Women wore a long shift with a suspended overdress. Both men and women wore a long cloak or a jacket to provide warmth and protection in inclement weather.

Why are socks called hose? ›

Hose are any of various styles of men's clothing for the legs and lower body, worn from the Middle Ages through the 17th century, when the style fell out of use in favour of breeches and stockings. The old plural form of "hose" was "hosen".

What are medieval dress sleeves called? ›

A houppelande or houpelande is an outer garment, with a long, full body and flaring sleeves, that was worn by both men and women in Europe in the late Middle Ages.

What did medieval travelers wear? ›

The person most certainly had a traveling cloak, jacket or cape. The garment would be made of wool, which was easier to keep clean and slightly resistant to weather, meaning if it were raining, you could run from your carriage into the nearest inn without becoming completely soaked.

What were medieval hose made of? ›

Hose were now common and many were made with feet sewn on. In some cases it appears that the foot sections of the hose had leather heels sewn on to the bottom so that shoes were not required. Most hose were made of wool, though very wealthy men might have hose made of silk or velvet.

How many calories did peasants eat? ›

Adult peasant male ate 2,900 calories (12,000 kJ) per day, and an adult female needed 2,150 calories (9,000 kJ). Intakes of aristocrats may have reached 4,000 to 5,000 calories (17,000 to 21,000 kJ) per day.

What did medieval food taste like? ›

Common seasonings in the highly spiced sweet-sour repertory typical of upper-class medieval food included verjuice, wine, and vinegar in combination with spices such as black pepper, saffron, and ginger. These, along with the widespread use of honey or sugar, gave many dishes a sweet-sour flavor.

What foods did cavemen eat? ›

Our ancestors in the palaeolithic period, which covers 2.5 million years ago to 12,000 years ago, are thought to have had a diet based on vegetables, fruit, nuts, roots and meat. Cereals, potatoes, bread and milk did not feature at all.

What was makeup like in the Renaissance? ›

Eye makeup was apparently also common among affluent women at this time: antimony or soot would be used to darken eyebrows and eyelashes, and they were sometimes lined with a black liquid and shadowed with brown, gray, blue-green or violet.

When did the Renaissance start? ›

What is Renaissance fashion? ›

The overall silhouette for women's fashion during the Renaissance period was long, flowing dresses with high waists, and long, puffy sleeves. Sleeve styles evolved during the period, with the funnel or trumpet-style sleeve (narrow at the top and wide at the bottom) becoming popular in some areas.

How did people in the Middle Ages clean their hair? ›

Hair was cleaned with water, sometimes mixed with ash and herbs to make it shiny and sweet-smelling. Daily combing was also important, and was sometimes combined with the sprinkling of special powders (made from fragrant ingredients such as rose petals).

Did medieval men wear skirts? ›

For an extremely long time, the tunic or short skirt was a key part of the male outfit in medieval and Renaissance Europe; just going out with hose wasn't seen as acceptable. And even when the tunic overlay fell out of fashion, trousers themselves would swell to skirt-like proportions among the fashionable.

What did medieval peasants eat? ›

Medieval peasants mainly ate stews of meat and vegetables, along with dairy products such as cheese, according to a study of old cooking pots. Researchers analysed food residues from the remains of cooking pots found at the small medieval village of West Cotton in Northamptonshire.

What did wealthy medieval men wear? ›

Towards the end of the Middle Ages, men of the wealthy classes sported hose and a jacket, often with pleating or skirting, or a tunic with a surcoat. Women wore flowing gowns and elaborate headwear, ranging from headdresses shaped like hearts or butterflies to tall steeple caps and Italian turbans.

Did men wear dresses in medieval times? ›

For an extremely long time, the tunic or short skirt was a key part of the male outfit in medieval and Renaissance Europe; just going out with hose wasn't seen as acceptable. And even when the tunic overlay fell out of fashion, trousers themselves would swell to skirt-like proportions among the fashionable.

What did men wear in the dark ages? ›

Peasant men wore stockings or tunics, while women wore long gowns with sleeveless tunics and wimples to cover their hair. Sheepskin cloaks and woolen hats and mittens were worn in winter for protection from the cold and rain. Leather boots were covered with wooden patens to keep the feet dry.

What did upper class men wear in the Middle Ages? ›

Men wore stockings (hose) and tunics. Noblemen wore tunics or jackets with hose, leggings and breeches. The wealthy also wore furs and jewellery.

How do you wear a medieval hood? ›

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What did medieval people eat? ›

Rich and poor alike ate a dish called pottage, a thick soup containing meat, vegetables, or bran. The more luxurious pottage was called 'mortrew', and a pottage containing cereal was a 'frumenty'. Bread was the staple for all classes, although the quality and price varied depending on the type of grain used.

What colors did medieval peasants wear? ›

The most common colors for peasant clothing were brown, red or gray. Both men and women wore clogs made of thick leather. In cold weather, both men and women wore cloaks made of sheepskin or wool. They also wore wool hats and mittens.

Why do men stop wearing skirts? ›

By the middle of the 20th century, male skirts have completely vanished, being completely replaced by suits. The unisex fashion movement that emerged in the 1960s made an attempt to “eliminate the sartorial differences” between men and women.

What should you wear to medieval times? ›

Feel free to dress up or come casual!

You will notice that the crowd at Medieval Times is like no other. Feel free to dress in costume (many do!) or just come as you are. Dress in general is casual, so just come comfortable.

Is it okay for a man to wear a dress? ›

The bottom line is it's OK for men to be in skirts and boys to be in dresses. It doesn't make you less of a man if you want to rock a floral gown. The Harry Styles photoshoot has proven that you can wear a dress and be a man at the same time.

What did poor men wear in the Middle Ages? ›

Men generally wore tunics that fell past their knees. If they needed them shorter, they could tuck the ends in their belts; or, they could hike up the garment and fold fabric from the middle of the tunic over their belts.

What did 800 AD people wear? ›

Up top, men wore a tunic that was tight fitting across the chest with a broad skirt. Down below were trousers which could be either loose fitting or tight. Women wore a long shift with a suspended overdress. Both men and women wore a long cloak or a jacket to provide warmth and protection in inclement weather.

Why are socks called hose? ›

Hose are any of various styles of men's clothing for the legs and lower body, worn from the Middle Ages through the 17th century, when the style fell out of use in favour of breeches and stockings. The old plural form of "hose" was "hosen".

What shoes did medieval peasants wear? ›

When peasant men and women did wear shoes, they favored a low, leather boot, which probably lasted six months at most. By the twelfth century, shoes were held on a person's feet by leather thongs, which were laced around the ankle; examples from the next century also show these lacings going up the side of the ankle.

What did medieval soldiers wear? ›

Answer and Explanation: Medieval soldiers did not have a set uniform. Most soldiers wore whatever clothes they would normally wear (some combination of pants, a tunic and shoes) and a badge to show that they were a soldier. Soldiers also had, at a minimum, some type of light armor over their clothes and a helmet.

What did medieval children wear? ›

Medieval children wore clothes similar to that of their parents. Boys wore tunics that were loose garments and came down to their knees whereas girls also wore tunics, but the length of garments reached their ankles.

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