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.
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.
** These items are handmade, and may come out slightly differently than the one in the photograph. **
Raw Silk | Arming Shirt
This silk is pre-shrunk, and machine washable.
Machine wash warm with like colors. Tumble dry medium heat. No dry cleaning, please.
I wash mine fearlessly with all the other laundry. The silk is tougher than cotton, and less prone to shrinking. You'll be so pleased with how well it holds up.