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Clothing

Braies: The underwear of the middle ages.  Braies were kind of like giant super baggy boxer shorts that were held up with a belt.  The belt was concealed in a roll of fabric at the waiste.

Hose (chausses):  You don't want to go out in bare legs, do you?  The hose was held up by a chord tied to the belt of the braies.

Undertunic:  Kind of like wearing a T-shirt or undershirt under your clothes.

Tunic:  What else would you think goes over the undertunic?

Worn with the Maille

Arming cap: A padded hood that protects the head from blunt trauma.  It is worn under the maille coif.  A second arming cap can be worn between the maille coif and the helmet.

Gambesson or Aketon:  A padded tunic to protect the body from blunt trauma is worn under the maille.

Chausses:  Maille hose to protect the legs.  Like the hose mentioned above, these were tied to the belt of the braies.

Cuirses:  Padded shorts to provide additional protection for the thighs.

Surcote:  Worn over top of the maille.

Girdle:  A belt.

A helm or helmet.
 


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