Braies from linen in the colours white and nature (picture).
A linen braies with straight-cut legs, which reaches halfway down the shanks. It has a waistband that can be drawn with a medieval braided string (included in delivery).
Size M: Circumference 110 cm
Size L: Circumference 126 cm
Size XL: Circumference 140 cm
All visible seams are hand sewed.
At the lower end of the legs itself there are attached linen strings, whereby the braies can be drawn tight narrow under the knees, as seen in the picture. Or it can be staked to the waistband as seen in the Morgan Bible on Folio 18 recto very well. Then the legs of the braies reaches to the half of the tighs.
Braies as underpants for men were the only clothes in medieval times which were washed regulary. There was no female counterpart.
The length of this product is done in the typical length in high medieval times and its function was, like the one from the shirts, to seperate the wool from the under garments from the body. It protects the body from the itchy wool and the wool from staining with sweat and others from the body itself.
The braies were the only clothes which were worn by all men, no matter of their standings. There are comparatively many pictures of braies, although it was only body linen. In the Morgan Bible itself you will find around ten of them pictured. Exactly this version you will find on the above-named Folio 18 recto for example. In the Sachsenspiegel, who is the reference for our region in High Middle Ages, there are pictures of braies to see on the folios 25 and 33 both recto.