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Made to order! Wool Bag- Sleeved Cotte

Price:: From $299.95 to $329.95


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  • Based on contemporary artwork
  • No visible machine stitching with the exception of button holes
  • Authentic medieval brass buttons, cast from medieval originals
  • Made in 100% Wool, lined in 100% Linen
  • Flattering and authentic fit
  • Available as made to order only -allow 3-4 weeks for delivery
  • Select size from drop down menu above and write in color choice in the comments box during checkout
  • Size XXL available as custom order only for $329.95
  • See Fabric Selection page for available colors
  • Price: $299.95
Charcoal Wool Cotte worn with red Wool Chauses, Ankle Boots, Decorated Belt and Hunters Hat

About our Bag- sleeved Cotte 


In the 14th century clothing moved away from simple variants of the tunic towards sleek, elegant lines that emphasized the human form. Beginning mid-century, the man's cotte made a particularly radical departure from earlier fashions. The new garment was shorter (mid-thigh to knee length) than the old surcotte or tunic, with a more fitted body and, for the first time, a full length, buttoned front closure. This new garment became popular with noble and townsman alike, remaining fashionable well into the 15th century, while also giving rise to the more extreme cotehardie.
Our cotte is based on contemporary artwork from a variety of sources. We have retained all of the classic elements of the historical design: long, full sleeves that flares at the elbow and taper to the wrists, a body that flares at the hips, and cast brass buttons based on a contemporary pattern and arranged in a uniquely medieval placement. As was done in the 14th century, this cotte can be worn alone over a linen shirt, or beneath a houpelande. Revival bag-sleeved cottes are available in wool - the ubiquitous fabric of medieval Europe. All the colors are lined in a neutral tan linen which makes for a substantial garment.


Photo Gallery 



Two views of our Wool Cotte in Brown Tweed worn with a Green Wool Hood, Red Wool Chauses, Garters and Ankle Boots

Two views of our Wool Cotte in Burgundy worn with Charcoal Wool Chauses, Garters, Decorated Belt, and Ankle Boots


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.


Burgundy Tweed, Black/ White Tweed, Brown Tweed, Solid Brown, Oatmeal, Olive,
Navy, Pine Green, Red, Blue, Dark Green, Rust


Black/ White Tweed -a white and black herringbone twill
Brown Tweed -a rich brown with flecks of gold and burgundy
Solid Brown -a chocolate brown basket weave 
Blue -a true rich royal blue
BurgundyTweed -a deep wine color with flecks of Gold and Green
Rust- a medium burgundy, brick red color
Pine Green- a dark green with a bluish tint
Navy- a dark midnight blue 
Oatmeal -a natural heather in an un-dyed look
Olive -a solid in a deep, olive green


Size Chart 


Size Chest Measurement Length from shoulder
Medium fits up to 40" / 102cm 39" / 99cm
Large fits up to 46" / 117cm 39" / 99cm
XLarge fits up to 52" / 132cm 40" / 102cm
XXLarge fits up to 58"/ 147cm 40"/ 102cm

Note: Sizing on our 14th c. cotte is judged by chest size because it is meant to fit loosely in the waist and to be worn with a belt to complete the shape and look (as shown in our photos). The length given is that of the cotte unbelted.

Size XXLarge is available as a custom order only for $284.95.

Our Design 



Historical Inspirations 


Drawing after Gaston Phebus' Book of Hunting circa late 14th c. MS francais 616 in The Bibliotethque National Paris, France Drawing after a detail from an Italian Manuscript circa 1345 ms.735 Pierpont Morgan Library New York City, USA

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