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12th- 13th Century Mens Linen Supertunic

Price:: $149.95


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  • Based on contemporary artwork
  • Made in 100% Linen with contrast sleeve lining and yoke
  • Also available in made to order Silk and Wool
  • See our Linen Supertunic Full Wardrobe
  • No visible machine stitching
  • All interior seams finished
  • Comes in one size that accommodates most body types
  • Generously sized for an opulent, flowing look
  • Linen Colors: Black/ White, Blue/ White, Red/ Black, Dark Green/ Black, Black/ Gold
  • Price: Linen $149.95
Our Supertunic shown with our 12th century Long Tunic, Turret Hat  and Ankle Boots.

About our Supertunic 


The Twelfth Century was an era of cultural and technical innovation that has been called both the “High Middle Ages and the “Little Renaissance”. In southern France, troubadours wrote a new form of music that sang of “courtly love,” while the rough-and-ready knightly class adopted a new ideology of its own: chivalry. The brutality of the Crusades not only caused the birth of new, distant kingdoms and the “new knighthood” of the Knights Templar and Hospitallers, but reopened a gateway to the East that brought an influx of new ideas, technologies and materials. The great, Gothic cathedrals, universities, and the reopening of the silk trade were all children born of this new cultural flowering. It was also an age of legendary personalities, whose names have survived the centuries: Henry Plantagenet, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionheart, William Marshal, Saladin and the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa.

This era was also an age of innovation and elegance in civilian dress. Throughout the Norman lands in Outremer, Sicily, England and France, sumptuous garments that were a blending of old Western and Eastern styles predominated. Subtle, but significant changes transformed the old “tunic” of the previous centuries into several new styles. We have chosen a design that is well documented in historical artwork and stone effigies, and was fashionable amongst both young and old during the life of the famed Richard Cur de Lion (1157 - 1199) for its combination of style and comfort. The loose, sumptuous supertunic falls below the knees and has broad, three-quarter sleeves, a deeply cut neck hole and short side slits to both facilitate movement and better display the undertunic. The tunic is cinched at the wait with either a simple, moderately wide belt or a double-wrapped belt. Our opulent, supertunics are available in a selection of linen colors with contrasting sleeve lining and yoke.  As always, the garment is produced with finished interior seams and no visible machine stitching.

Photo Gallery 


Side and back views of our linen Supertuinc worn with an Undertunic and Turret Hat

She's wearing our Linen Pendant Sleeve Gown in burgundy with black worn with an UnderdressRectangular Veiland Turret Hat.

He's wearing our Linen Supertuinc in burgundy with black and an Undertunic.

Colors and Fabrics 


Note: Due to the difficulty of representing colors accurately on a variety of monitors we've included color descriptions along with our swatches. Please use both when deciding on what color to order. Also, despite how the colors may appear on your monitor the same color names in Silk, Wool and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.


Linen colors:  Dark Green, White, Black, Red and Blue


Dark Green -a deep forest green
Red -a true rich bright red
Blue -a bright royal blue


Size Chart 


Size Chest Measurement Waist Length (from shoulder)
One Size, fits most fits up to 60" / 152cm fits up to 58" / 147cm 51" / 130cm

Note: We give the general sizing guidelines on our 12th c. Supertunic because it is meant to fit loosely for a flowing silhouette when worn over our linen Under tunic and belted to complete the look (as shown in our photos). The length given is that of the Supertunic unbelted. Please note that although the size given is quite generous once belted this style looks very good on smaller and larger folks and those in between, as can be seen on our models.


Our Design 



Historical Inspirations 


Drawing after a an English Champleve Enamal Plaque in the Mosan Style, circa late 12th century in the Victoria and Albert Musuem in London, England Drawing after a German Manuscript in the Library of St. Peter's, circa 1080-1150 in Salzburg, Austria Drawing after a Cisterian illuminated manuscript plate of Morlia in Job, Ms. 168, f. 4 v., circa early 12th century in the Library of Dijon in Dijon, France
Drawing after an illuminated manuscript from the Monastery of Hirson, circa 1110-20, in the Candes Bibliothek in Stuttgart, Germany Drawing after column sculpture on the portal of Chartres Cathedral, circa the 2nd half of the 12th century in Chartres, FranceBibliothek in Stuttgart, Germany Drawing after the Donation of Duke Richard from the Mont-Saint-Michel Cartulary, circa the mid 12th century , ms 210 f. 19.v, in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France


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