Clothes played in the Middle Ages an important role. It showed the difference between nobles and citizens. This showed them through technology, but also through color. Wearing clothes was increasingly radiate class, whatever you sometimes see in contemporary society. How did the bourgeois men dress like in the Middle Ages?
The clothing of bourgeois men consisted of a precursor of a trouser, also called Braies, a tunic and a cloak. The Braies consisted of a piece of fabric between the legs beaten, which is held up with a belt. Later pants came up to the ankles. The men also wore stockings held up by ligaments. In the 12th century the stockings more shape and they were longer, so that she transfer the Braies. The upper trousers became a underpants. The robe was worn shorter than that of the noble men. In this way, men could be better on a horse ride and fight.
The substances used in the civilian men were fit were: wool, linen and fur. The motifs were woven into the fabric were circles or squares. The colors used were brown, white and gray. This was because the bourgeois men to dye their clothes themselves.
The clothing of bourgeois men consisted of a Braies, a tunic and a cloak. This is again the same as 200 years. Citizens could not change much in their clothes because they had to make it yourself and paint. The cloak at this time was a widely pilgrim garb of brown wool, which was pulled over the head.
The substances suitable for the citizens were wool, linen, cloth and fur. The colors of the fabrics were already more near the noble colors like; red, blue and green. Citizens the colors were only male. Brown, white and gray were still being worn by most of the citizens. Citizens now have simple patterns on their substances such as checks and stripes.
The clothing of bourgeois men consisted of a Braies, a shirt and a pour point. The poutpoint was tailored and trimmed with buttons. The long sleeves of the shirt came under the poutpoint out. The pants were almost invisible, just like the shirt that was underneath. At the end of the 14th century a new type of carpet in vogue among citizens. It came to just above the knee, so that citizens still could easily sit on their horse. The jacket was short, so that the citizens did not bother with horse riding and had loose sleeve flaps.
The substances used for citizens now came more into the direction of the nobles. The fabrics were being made from: wool, linen, cotton and silk taffeta. In France and Italy was also worn by the people dyed fur and silk. Among the people you saw in terms of patterns often horizontal stripes or vertical stripes.
The bourgeois men wore a short shirt and a short Braies. They subject wore a jacket that was tighter at the hips by means of a belt. On this belt could also hang their guns, as they had to fight for the king. The two men also wore stockings, which were still being held up by a band just below the knee.
The substances that were now being used by citizens were: wool, linen, cotton, silk and brocade. Citizens still wore a lot of brown, white and gray. The materials among the citizens were more printed, but you could still clear difference between noble and bourgeois clothes.
The bourgeois men wore the shirt with a jacket or without a belt with puffed sleeves. The higher your position was the greater were the puffed sleeves. The civilian men had not so obviously big puffed sleeves, but the sleeves were well tied together by a rope at the bottom, so that the sleeves were popping. The shirt was given at the end of the 15th century a lower neck. And between the stockings were sewn a piece of fabric so that was a precursor of the trouser. Among the nobility was already a little longer, but at the farmers it only came at the end of the 15th century.
The substances used by bourgeois men was still the same as 40 years ago, namely: wool, linen, cotton, silk and brocade. The middle classes are also given more oriental colors like blue, red and green. The people who did not have much still remained brown, white and wearing gray. The patterns were also still the same as 40 years ago.