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He never really thought too hard about where he was going, he would simply wander where the stories sent him and roads led him. Through damp swamps, wetlands, and cliffs doused with the ocean spray… as long as there was eventually a fire to sit by and story to tell, you’d find him there. No matter how dreary climate, or how grim the evenings were, the traveller was always prepared and happy to greet any weather… after all, you don’t hear that many stories without becoming wise yourself.
We based the initial pattern design on the “Viborg” shirt, a historical find from Denmark thought to be dated from 1000-1300AD. While the original shirt was made from linen, we have given this garment our own unique twist and turned it into a robust jacket made for adventuring through the damp forest, exploring the frozen tundra or cooking around the fire under a light drizzle of rain! This jacket closes via a toggle on the right side of the jacket, which is off centre just like the Viborg Shirt, giving it a square-like appearance at the neckline. Roomy sleeves and plenty of gores make sure that although cosy, this jacket isn’t hugely restrictive. It has a slim fit silhouette and a slight flare out at the bottom, with side slits to make sure you have lots of room to move your legs when you walk.
We have created this jacket with a variety of premium materials that work together to make it extra special. The thick canvas is stiff and holds its shape very well, with an attractive weave that comes up excellently in photographs. It is a naturally water resistant material, and will keep you dry on your adventures through the rain. We still wouldn’t recommend standing under a waterfall, though! A square in the middle of the jacket gives it a beautiful decorative touch, with viking knot work embossed into the thin, supple leather. This touch is just enough to add a bit of style to the jacket without being overpowering or stealing the show. The sleeves and torso on the inside of the jacket are lined with a lovely linen, making sure it’s comfortable and not too rough against any exposed skin.
This jacket is finished off with a beautiful suede edging of the same colour as the canvas, tying the whole look together with robust, well finished seams. We’ve also added some decorative stitching to mimic the look of hand stitching, adding another dimension to the jacket that machines stitching can’t quite do!
The pattern is based on Viking Viborg Shirt design:
Reconstruction of the Viborg linen shirt
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This item is part of the “Viking” collection
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How warm is this coat? It gets chilly here towards the end of our renaissance festival
Hi Chris, it is warm enough for autumn.
HI there, in the "choose colour" section the 'light canvas' fabric says it comes with white leather, whereas in the pictures it is brown. Can you confirm if it is possible to get this jacket with the preferred darker leather? Thanks!
Hi Fred, yes it is possible. Please simply leave this request in the comment to your order.
Do you still sell the stripped pant?
Dear Charlee, yes we can sell the striped pants for you but they will be without leg wraps. Please let us know if it works for you.
Axes for sale?
Hi George! Yes, this axe can be purchased here.
Hey would it be possible to get this without the leather accent?
Hi Kris! Yes, it is possible.
Beautiful tunic. I was wondering how this would be cleaned, since it has different fabrics. Is this light colored version similar to the olaf stormbreaker? Can the linen lining be made in different colors? Thank you
Hi Chamuel! This tunic should be cleaned at dry cleanners. Linen colors can be discussed with our support team.