Parti-colored surcote over long sleeved tunic displaying heraldic colors
A style used over a long range of areas and times. Generally starting in or before 1200’s CE and extending into the 1300’s as well as being similar to heraldic tabards and shifting into livery coats. This over layer could take the place of some warmth layers, be used as an over layer for work clothes but we often associate it with livery colors, where members of servants in a household are dressed in matching outer garments to show their association with their household. These could also be worn over armor for identification on the battlefield.
This example represents a simple parti-colored heraldic surcote, split for riding, displaying the Kingdom livery colors and badge. Layers under the surcote in this case are an undershirt, braies and hosen as well as turn shoes.
This example is made out of linen for use in hot weather.
- Wool outer layers
- Linen for lining
- cotton blends
- linen blends
- wool blends
- pants or hosen
- turn shoes or boots
- hat or hood
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|Model: Matsunaga Kagetora|
|Photographer: Vincent De Vere|