The arming shirt was inspired by the shirts that medieval knights wore under their armor next to their skin. The cut allows for a full range of motion. The collar is convertible and can be worn open or closed at the neck with one of our historic brooches. The seams are finished flat and the stress points are reinforced to make your favorite shirt hold up to real use whether that is jousting like the knights, or lounging on the couch, like me. These shirts are versatile, and can easily go from costume piece to every day wear. 100% handwoven cotton means it is soft, breathable, and moisture wicking.
We shrink the cloth after weaving, and before sewing, so that all garments are machine wash and dry-able, and won't shrink when you wash them yourselves. These garments stand the test of time and wear, lasting our customers ten years or more of hearty wear.
The Cardinal color is part of our Birds of America Series, and is inspired by the vibrantly red Northern Cardinal.
** These items are handmade, and may come out slightly differently than the one in the photograph. **
Cardinal | Arming Shirt
Our fabrics are woven from 100% cotton and are washed after weaving in hot water and dried in hot dryers to minimize the shrinkage of the finished product. All seams are flat felled for durability and comfort.
Machine wash warm and use moderate dryer settings, or hang to dry to maximize the garment's lifespan.