Fitted male coat forming the outer layer or the middle layer of an ensemble
In some areas in Western Europe, male garments became more fitted in the 1300s. The unfitted cotes became the tailored and fitted cotehardies. Layers associated with cotehardies would be a linen undershirt, sometimes an early form of the doublet and braies and hosen. Layers over the cotehardie could be gowns and houppelandes
In some cases the cotehardies are shorter to the point of reaching just to the crotch depth. Others are seen longer to the point of knee length. Some have decorative dagged edges. They often feature a large number of closely spaced buttons
Male cotehardies could have long or shorter sleeves including short sleeves showing off the doublet below, sometimes featuring sleeve streamers. The sleeves of the cotehardie or the layer under the cotehardie are very tight.
This cotehardie is an earlier style of the garment patterned off of the men’s wedding garment from the wedding of Nicolo da Bologna, being knee length and not overly tight below the waist This cotehardie is an earlier style of the garment worn open on a warm day.
- cloth or metal buttons
- linen blends
- wool blends
- linen undershirt
- likely an early form of the doublet
- . Turn shoes, slippers or low boots
- braies and hosen
- Layers over the cotehardie could be gowns and houppelandes
- low slung belts, around the hips
|Source of Period Pic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bologna_marriage_men.jpg|
|Photographer: Vincent de Vere|