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“Astrid the Wolfspeaker” Coat

Woolen Winter Viking Caftan with Trim

$324.00$259.00

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"Astrid the Wolfspeaker" Coat

Woolen Winter Viking Caftan with Trim

It’s easy to assume that all Vikings follow the same routine: traveling the Norwegian Sea, raiding villages, trading in Europe, voyaging anywhere their boats would take them - all with a little bit of pirating thrown in. There’s no doubt that Vikings were great sailors of longships and navigators, but you might be surprised to learn that life was actually much more diverse: there were farmers, fishermen, craftspeople, as well as traders who used runes for writing. Sometimes they were lucky enough to enjoy mild temperatures, but living in Norway, Sweden and Denmark meant that they always had to be prepared for cold winters.

We added this warm coat to our Viking collection because garments like this were an important part of the wardrobe back then. Our coat reaches the middle of your calf and is long enough to keep your whole body warm without restricting movement. The neck, hem, sleeves, and front slit have decorative faux-shearling bordering which is cozy and warm against your skin. This garment is entirely lined with natural linen, and all of the seams are well finished and decorated with our new Viking trim. To add a little bit of extra flair, you’ll find hand embroidery along the gussets and shoulder seam which make the whole garment sit well.

A Viking's clothing had to protect them from harsh, and unforgiving environments but also had to be practical and flexible because the people wearing them had different tasks to do throughout their day. Most commonly the colors used were the white, brown, and black tones found naturally in the wool, though it wasn’t uncommon to see cloth dyed with homemade dyes to achieve blues, reds, and yellows. The quality of the woolen cloth and dyes used was dependent on social class - those of a higher class with more disposable income were more likely to have brighter colored cloth and finer wool.

Vikings had to have warm and comfortable garments to keep them focussed on daily tasks in cold weather conditions: building ships, hunting, and crafting just to name a few. They always wore undergarments to have a thin, soft layer next to their skin and protect their outer garments from sweat, which were often made from thin linen in the summer and thick linen or even wool in the winter. Overdresses and tunics were mostly made of wool and often layered with woolen coats and kaftans to keep their owners warm. Vikings also loved to decorate their garments with embroidery and other embellishments to show their status, protect them from evil spirits, or simply for the joy of having beautiful clothing.

All of our design choices are meant to make this warm for you and comfortable to wear, so you’ll never be afraid of cold winds. Be it the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, or the Norwegian Sea, you are ready for anything. You can plan a cool photoshoot or go to a festival when the weather is cold. Being a Viking is a great choice then as such a character is not afraid of unpleasant weather.

To check how to measure yourself please click here.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

Materials:

  • 100% natural wool;
  • Natural linen lining;
  • Mixed wool-linen fabric at the edges;
  • Jute thread;
  • Cast buttons.

Features:

  • Natural materials;
  • Historically accurate look;
  • Comfortable sleeve pattern;
  • Exclusive ornamental trim.

This item is part of the “Shieldmaiden” collection

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  • Jessica 31 of December 2021:

    Hi, is it possible to get this in white wool? Thank you

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hello, this coat comes in one color only, sorry. 

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  • Krysten 20 of April 2024:

    The craftsmanship, as usual, is apparent. However, I think I must come to terms with the fact that Armstreet's Viking clothing lines are simply not fit for busty/curvy ladies. I was drawn to the fitted look of this coat, and while I understand that the Viking tunics and other clothes are not form-fitting, I am heartily disappointed in how ill the coat fits with my provided custom measurements. There are *inches* of extra fabric at the waist. I can only imagine that my bust-to-waist ratio simply isn't accommodated by the pattern; otherwise, I must be doing something very wrong when measuring. (I followed the recommendation to measure over the garments to be worn underneath.) Either way, I cannot afford to spend this much on another outfit that I don't even want to wear. On the plus side, I'll be able to wear it comfortably if I am in my third trimester in winter.


  • sammazon 06 of April 2024:

    Perfect. And they even double checked my measurements and they were right! I was able to add my own applique for the gift and never would have been this nice if I had made from scratch. So happy with the end product.


  • Susan 23 of March 2024:

    I am definitely glad I purchased this coat. I reached out to the shop to ask questions about the coat before I placed my order. They answered all of my questions very promptly without even a guarantee of purchase. I am a non-standard size and they went out of their way to make a coat that would fit me. I cannot stress enough how accommodating they were. The coat construction is excellent and I love how it looks. I think it looks even better in person than in the images. It is very warm when I walked around outside in the cold.

  • Constanze Hely 25 of January 2024:

    Everything fine. Great coat. Fits like a glove even with clothing underneath. Keep it up

  • Iselin 03 of January 2024:

    Beautiful made and excellent quality. Unfortunately the sleeves are too tight for wearing anything on the inside- but everything else fits like a glove and is beautifully made. I'm sure this is only a misunderstanding 


  • Alyssa 10 of December 2023:

    I get cold very easily and this has been keeping me very warm. It's been raining lately and I haven't felt any water go through.


  • Cecilia Augustina 07 of December 2023:

    I love my new jacket! It fits perfectly. Very comfortable. I'm looking forward to wearing it to the next event.


  • Manuel E. Lopez 18 of October 2023:

    Can't describe how amazing the coat is my wife loved it! The quality is just incredible. 3rd purchase from this shop and I've never been disappointed.


  • Jennifer 17 of March 2023:

    You can see how much love and effort go into these pieces. I have many from this company and not one has shown any less than perfection. The people are kind, informative, and skilled. I decided if I was going to buy something like this, I needed to find quality. You found it here at ArmStreet, I am forever an admirer and customer :).

  • Haley Lovato 29 of December 2022:

    Adore this coat! I feel like a northern princess ready for a dangerous journey! Beautiful and elegant, but not too prim or proper. This coat will fit into my LARP kit with ease. I can't wait to wear it to the cold winter LARPs!

  • Jessica 29 of August 2022:

    Absolutely beautiful work, the ordered a custom coat prior to the war breaking out and I was thrilled to receive it this week. Fits like a dream, is warm, and the trim is wonderfully soft. Can't give enough praise to these artists, will absolutely continue to support them during these difficult times.

  • Guest 15 of February 2022:

    Should I take my measurements over the dress and chemise that I plan to wear under the coat?

    Armstreet team:

    Yes, please do so.

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