Doublet - linen or wool?

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Doublet - linen or wool?

Postby Savernake » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:42 pm


I'm in the process of making a doublet for a late 14 century costume - or rather, the wyf is on my behalf...

Having looked at the first edition of Sarah Thursfield's book I had got some wool to do this. I've now got the second edition which suggests linen should be used, and that wool is not correct. What are other people's thoughts on this?

In the longer term, I'm thinking of having a cotehardie to go over the doublet. In the mean time I'd like the doublet to be warm/substantial enough to act as an outer garment. Is a doublet made of wool reasonably accurate for the period?


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Re: Doublet - linen or wool?

Postby guthrie » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:22 am

It will be. HOw accurate you want to be then affects exactly how nerdy you can get about the wool you use compared to your status.
Put it this way, I've never heard of any evidence for most doublets not being made of wool. (Unless you are rich enough to afford the alternatives of coruse)

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