I was honored that Maynard and Liadain, the current royalty of AEthelmearc, asked me to make clothing for their reign. Here is some information about the finished products:
This garment is a man’s houppelande or cote. This style of garment gained popularity during the late 14th- early 15th century in England and France. It is essentially a baggy outer layer constructed in a way to create large loose waves of fabric. It is often seen belted at the waist, which accentuates the pleated appearance around the body. The sleeves styles of these garments vary from utilitarian and straight to extravagant and flowing.
Pattens are a type of overshoe worn in order to raise a typical medieval shoe off the ground. Medieval shoes were not waterproof and with no interior support or heel, it was probably difficult to walk in inclement weather. Several styles of pattens were present in the 14th and 15th century and could be constructed of wood or leather.