Padded Jack “Hound of War”
Two-tone woolen gambeson with laces
Inspired by infantry style, this bright gambeson is a part of our 'Hundred Years War' collection.
Commonly ‘padded jack’ was shortened underarmor clothes consisting of a plurality of layers of fabric, stuffed with rags, tows or horsehair. The present model is padded with two layers of cotton-based batting, features woolen outer shell and linen inner coating. The edges of the various layers are firmly stitched together and reinforced by an additional piece of cloth. Two-tone exterior perfectly fits the fashion originated during the Hundred Years' War, when wearing same colored suits became a kind of national mark of distinction.
Padded jack was a must for the knightly equipment since plate armor parts were traditionally tied to it with the cords. It’s equipped with two eyelets at the top of the shoulder, allowing to attach the pauldrons with the included waxed cotton cords, and at the waist to attach the choses. It’s closed by fastening the cords, passed through the brass eyelets arranged in pairs in front of the gambeson. Lacing at the wrists allows making slight size adjustments.
Features a combination of several quilting styles: vertical stitching along the sleeves and at the waist, transverse - on the stand-up collar, and semi-circular in the chest area. Quilting makes batting to stay in place, preventing it from rubbing during twists, bends, and other movements. Stellar choice for a footsoldier with yeoman, lower gentry or well-off townsman background.
To check how to measure yourself please click here.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
- Linen (lining);
- Cotton-base batting;
- Waxed cotton cords.
- Fitted design;
- Great for infantry;
- Fastens with cords;
- Period-correct two-tone exterior.