Mens Jerkins & Tunics
There is no better garment to add to your medieval wardrobe then a medieval jerkin or tunic. These articles of medieval clothing are extremely versatile and effective at creating an authentic medieval look. Tunics have been worn throughout virtually all of the medieval ages. They were one of the dominant articles for men and women to wear during the Roman ages and remained a part of the typical manner of dress during the course of the middle ages. A tunic is worn exactly like a shirt and features a long hem that falls somewhere between the hips and the ankles. A medieval tunic is also made of heavier fabric, which makes tunics excellent to wear under armor. And because they were worn throughout the medieval era, there are various styles of tunics available. We offer Viking tunics, Roman tunics, Greek tunics, and even simple medieval tunics that are great for farmers, peasants, and warriors. We even have knightly tunics featuring the symbols of famous orders and kingly tunics featuring the heraldry of well-known kings. A jerkin, on the other hand, is worn like a jacket or a doublet. They typically button or buckle up the front and are considered to be somewhat dressy. Actual medieval jerkins were typically made from light weight leather. Some of our own jerkins follow this trend, although those that do not are still rather comfortable and stylish. A jerkin can be paired with virtually any period shirt or tunic, and a tunic can be paired with full length pants or breeches. They can even be worn with a toga, in true Roman fashion! In short, you can wear your medieval jerkins and tunics just like you would any combination of medieval shirt and jacket. It is this versatility that makes medieval tunics and medieval jerkins valuable garments to include in your own medieval attire.