Gambeson French Tricolor
A padded gambeson is worn under armor. It serves as a cushion and softens the impact of hits. Padding should not be too thick, otherwise it’s hard to bend your arms or legs (in the case of quilted stockings). What’s more, with thick padding – there’s a higher risk of overheating during tournaments.
Our Tricolor Gambeson is made with blue, white, and red fabric: referring to the colors of the national flag of France. Blue is associated with Saint Martin of Tours who lived in the IV century and was the third bishop of Tours. Red is associated with Saint Denis, bishop of Paris who lived in the III century. Also, blue and red are identified with the “Oriflamme” – the battle standard of the French King that was used in the Middle Ages. In addition, blue and red are associated with the Virgin Mary, who is considered as the patroness of France.
This gambeson combines not only three colors but three different types of quilting as well. The main part of it is vertically stitched. The half-rounded quilting lines go from the clavicle, under the armpits, and cross the shoulder-blades. There are horizontal stitching lines at the elbow joint on the sleeves. This combination of quilting lines provides perfect mobility. The Tricolor Gambeson has one layer of breathable natural cotton sheet wadding. The fasteners are buttons hooked by loops. The attractive line of eleven black buttons contrasts with the white fabric. Our Tricolor Gambeson highlights one’s build and suits both guys and girls. It makes a good set with Stockings Quilted Vertically
The Tricolor Gambeson can be optionally equipped with sewn leather arming points for arm armor. 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 positions according to your needs.
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