“Knut the Merry” Cotton Viking Pants
Thorsberg inspired trousers made from comfortable cotton
Perhaps living a simpler life than his friends, Knut takes joy in the small things and has little time for the more serious of folk who might ask him questions like “how did you get out here?” and “where are your shoes?”. No, Knut cares not for axes and swords, or gambling, or even travelling… instead he revels in the season’s first snow, good vodka, and well fitted pants. Maybe we should all be more like Knut.
These pants are well fitted, indeed! These are the cotton version of our popular Eric Viking Pants, and are a little bit more robust than their linen counterpart. Constructed from a beautiful cotton, they have great texture and look so good you could almost wear them outside of a medieval setting! That being said, they do have a historical basis: we designed them based on the Thorsberg moor find in Germany. Thought to have been worn in the IV century, these Dark Age pants are thought to have a low crotch and tight fit due to the size of the looms cloth was woven on at the time. Originally, these pants were likely to have been made of wool, and included socks which made them comparable to a hose-type garment. For ease of wear, we have removed the foot bits so that you can just wear your modern socks with them.
All seams on this garment are well finished and the crotch and bottom area are double layered for durability, so they’ll surely be a great addition to your wardrobe. These pants also include belt loops, so they can be worn with your favorite belt - may that be a piece of rope or something fancier. If you aren’t ready (or haven’t had enough vodka…) to go barefoot in these pants, they look great with mid calf boots or winningas (viking style leg wraps) and shorter shoes. If you do plan on going on long adventures in the woods, we recommend looking at our “Ragnvaldur the Traveller” Pants: they’re made to the same pattern but out of more water-resistant fabric, so you won’t get quite as soggy.
Please note that these pants are manufactured in fixed sizes only, so please take a look at our measurement chart to ensure you’re selecting the right size.
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- 100% Cotton.
- Historically inspired design;
- Slim fit;
- Low rise;
- Belt loops to add your own belt.