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    Default Combat clothing of a 13th Century Teutonic Knight

    Interesting seeing how complicated it was for a knight or man at arms to get dressed for combat in the 13th century.

    This is my armor kit based on what a Teutonic Knight may have looked like during the year 1300. Recent additions include tailored sleeves, maille chausses, padded hose, arming girdle, wool mantle, and a closed gambeson. I still have a couple improvements to make but I think as a whole it looks good for the time being. Comment, subscribe, and thanks for watching!
    The Teutonic Order was formed to aid Christians on their pilgrimages to the Holy Land and to establish hospitals. Its members have commonly been known as the Teutonic Knights, having a small voluntary and mercenary military membership, serving as a crusading military order for the protection of Christians in the Holy Land and the Baltics during the Middle Ages.

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    That is quite the elaborate outfit to don; I imagine it to be quickly a sauna suit when in battle or just in the heat of summer. The padding comes in handy when struck by edged objects, I am sure (the chain-maille, too).
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlinPhoenix View Post
    That is quite the elaborate outfit to don; I imagine it to be quickly a sauna suit when in battle or just in the heat of summer. The padding comes in handy when struck by edged objects, I am sure (the chain-maille, too).
    I was wondering how they made out in the middle east during summer. For fighting in the Russian winter it might be good idea.
    Here is scene from the Russian propaganda movie Alexander Nevsky giving their version of the battle of Ice against to the Teutonic Knights.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlinPhoenix View Post
    That is quite the elaborate outfit to don; I imagine it to be quickly a sauna suit when in battle or just in the heat of summer. The padding comes in handy when struck by edged objects, I am sure (the chain-maille, too).
    sort of like old school plate backers

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    No socks, I'm sure his feet were ripe at the end of a hot day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlinPhoenix View Post
    That is quite the elaborate outfit to don; I imagine it to be quickly a sauna suit when in battle or just in the heat of summer. The padding comes in handy when struck by edged objects, I am sure (the chain-maille, too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NV28 View Post
    13th Century Germanic Europe......No cotton fabrics.......WOOL year round.

    They had linen I assume.
    Did Knights and other medieval period people wear socks?

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    Yes. Both men and women would wear long socks (or rather stockings) called "hosen" (singular "hose"). The hosen of women would be knee-length, while the hosen of the men would be attached to their underpants, braies.
    People of cold climates would wear short woollen socks over their hosen and in their shoes to add warmth. [They do so even today.]
    Cotton did exist, but it was expensive and was usually woven in with other fibers such as flax etc.
    Medieval Clothing and Fabrics in the Middle Ages
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    I used to do some re-enacting and SCA heavy combat fighting (two very different things, but both involve getting suited head to toe in heavy padding and metal). I can confirm after an hour in the summer heat, all that padding under the actual armor gets HOT and stifling. Staying hydrated is paramount.

    There’s no way around it... medieval armor is miserable to wear. Not because it’s constraining.... it’s not at all if it’s properly fitted to you. But because its like being wrapped in a blanket in the heat of summer, while engaged in hard physical activity (fighting).
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    Urination would seem to be very problematic

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