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It was always possible to drive the point of a weapon through the rings of a mail shirt or shear it with a good cut. This often drove the damaged rings deep into the wound. Even if the blow didn’t cut the mail, the blunt trauma alone was enough to break bone and damage internal organs. A thick, padded garment worn under a mail shirt greatly reduced the risk of these types of injuries. Our gambeson is a type worn from the early Middle Ages well on through the Renaissance. Available in sizes M, L and XL. Hangs approximately 32″ and weighs 1-1/2″. Black only, 100% cotton, hand wash.

Men’s Sizes 

Sizing measurements provided are a range for the person who will be wearing the costume, NOT measurements of the costume itself.

Sizes Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
 Neck 14-14 1/2 15-15 1/2 16-16 1/2 17-17 1/2 18-18 1/2
Chest 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52
Waist 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46
Sleeve 32 1/2-33 33 1/2-34 34 1/2-35 35 1/2-36 36 1/2-37

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Please Note:

  • Not all costumes are available in all sizes. Please refer to the individual product page for actual available sizes.
  • If you are tall or full-figured, or if you are in doubt between two sizes, it’s usually best to order the larger size for a more comfortable fit.
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M, L, XL