Gambeson French Tricolor
Padded gambeson is worn under armor. It serves as cushion and softens the impact of the hit. Padding should not be too thick. Otherwise it’ll be hard to bend your arms or legs (in a case of quilted stockings). What’s more in relation to the thick padding – there’s a higher risk of overheating during the tournament.
Gambeson is made in blue, white and red colors: referring to the colors of the national flag of France. Blue colour is associated with Saint Martin of Tours who lived in the IV century and was the third bishop of Tours. The red colour is associated with Saint Denis, bishop of Paris who lived in the III century. Also blue and red are identified with “Oriflamme” – the battle standard of the French King that was used in the Middle Ages. In addition blue and red colors are identified with Virgin Mary. She is considered as the patroness of France.
Gambeson combines not only three colours but the different types of quilting as well. The main part of it is verticlly stiched. The half-rounded quilting lines go from clavicles and under the armpits, crossing the shoulder-blades. There are horizontal stitching lines at the elbow joint on the sleeves. Such a combination of quilting lines gives perfect motion mobility. Gambeson has one layer of breathable natural cotton sheet wadding. The fastens are made as joining buttons with loops. The attractive line of eleven black buttons contrasts on the white fabric. Padded gambeson French Tricolor underlines the bodybuilt and suits guys and girls. It makes a good set with Stockings Quilted Vertically
Gambeson French Tricolor can be equipped with sewn leather arming points for the arm armor connection optionally. One pair of arming points will be attached on the shoulders. Two pairs will be sewn to the sleeve above and under the elbow joint. Please note: the sewn arming points may not fit the holes of your steel arm harness. In this case you can easily unsew them and change the position according to your wish.