Aketon of Charles VI of France
Aketon (acton, from the Spanish “alcoton” derived from arabic” al-qutum”, “cotton”) – is a kind of coat. Been used during the 13th – 15th century. This padded defensive jacket worn as a complete armour (by warriors of inferior rank). Or as padding for additional armour worn over the top. Aketon was generally quilted, either sewn or stuffed with linen, tow or even grass.
Aketon of Charles VI of France (1368-1422) placed in Chartres Cathedral around 14th century.
Two layers of cotton batting makes our aketon durable and shock-resistant. It’s irreplaceable under-armour wear. Handmade. A quality machine stitching. Aketon quilted vertically, made of durable fabric, 100% cotton. Color – red. 25-26 buttons covered by red fabric. Standard length of padded jacket is around 84-85 cm, thickness is about 1 cm. Padded with the natural sheet wadding. Belt is not included.