LARP and medieval trousers
Medieval trousers from the LARP-Fashion.co.uk not only have a charm of their own, but also impress with their robust workmanship. Landsknechts, pirates, adventurers, Vikings and even some ladies will feel comfortable in these down-to-earth trousers from the Middle Ages. They will earn many an admiring glance at the next LARP event. Our medieval trousers in black, brown or red differ in their lacing, the material or the original cut. Of course, we have adapted the fabrics and accessories of medieval trousers to today's possibilities.
An elastic band or drawstring makes the trousers easier to pull up. The cotton for the trousers is much less scratchy than the unkempt wool for a Viking from the Middle Ages. Most importantly, cotton for the trousers is also easier to care for when the stirred-up dust needs to be removed after the event. Cotton is simply easier to dye in black and white, brown or colourful for such trousers than the hard fabrics from the Middle Ages.
The medieval trousers: Strikingly colourful or with a special cut
Medieval trousers usually were not sewn with a special design and bright colours. This was only different for the nobility and rich gentlemen. In the Middle Ages, each profession wore its typical trousers mostly in earthy tones or natural colours. They should not hinder the performance of the respective activity. Landsknechts or sailors like the Vikings wore coloured or black and white knee breeches or baggy trousers, depending on their financial resources. These had to provide room for wild fighting or boarding the sails. These baggy trousers for Vikings from the late Middle Ages are particularly comfortable and preserve legroom optimally. Perfectly equipped for the next exhibition fight, the wearer can move freely and impetuously in such trousers. So even as a Viking, you can make a proper impression with these trousers.
Vikings and other gentlemen or ladies did not want to freeze
Those who like it even more authentic opt for leg warmers with calf wraps against winter temperatures. The typical medieval calf wraps for trousers are available in different colours. They are equipped with ribbons so that no brooches are needed to fasten them. The "Wickie" calf wrap or leg wrap is also great and a nice accessory for any pair of trousers. With such calf wraps in black or brown, people protected themselves and their trousers from the cold in the Middle Ages.
But they also helped against the prickly undergrowth and ticks. We have kept these calf wraps for your trousers in a really robust and rustic style. But they are made of skin-friendly cotton. Another very typical legwear in the Middle Ages was the pantyhose. From the 15th century onwards, both men and women wore such tight-fitting tights in brown, black or red. We have added a small amount of stretch properties to these pantaloons for your comfort. In the Middle Age the people had to do without such luxuries.
Medieval lace-up trousers - in black or also colourful
Lacing is a very common and practical detail in medieval trousers. Many trousers could be laced at the waist and thus adapted to the width of the wearer's hips. Completely without a belt, medieval leggings thus had a firm fit on the body. Other medieval trousers are equipped with loops into which a belt or rope can be pulled. Lacing a pair of trousers does not have to be limited to the waistband: How about a pair of medieval trousers with a pleasing lacing on the side? Instead of closing such trousers with a tight seam, people sometimes laced up the leg warmers. This had the advantage that the precious trousers did not have to be re-tailored when the owner changed. With the lacing, the trousers were simply adapted to the different thicknesses of the legs. In addition, the lacing looks very dressy on gentlemen in the Middle Ages as well as at the LARP. Medieval garb in red, black or brown was meant to stand out for festive purposes. This was especially true if the trousers were made of a valuable brocade. Among nobles, the medieval holiday or festive reception was often distinguished by such trousers laced at the sides. For everyday wear, the precious brocade and the tight lacing would have been too delicate. In everyday life, then, it was more common to fall back on wide and comfortable trousers in the cut of the Thorsberg trousers.
The medieval trousers from LARP-Fashion.co.uk
With any pair of medieval trousers, whether in black or brown, you are embarking on a true journey through time. Wear a pair of Thorsberg trousers, Rus’-trousers or any other medieval trousers for a comfortable outfit. You can complement these with a tunic or a contemporary cloak. We make sure that the medieval trousers are well made and true to detail. Extra wide cut legs and variable leg lengths make the trousers suitable for many uses. Thus, trousers for men can be worn long or knee-length. The fabrics are available in different colours. Earth tones such as the typical brown are best suited to the time of the Vikings and the Middle Ages in general. In addition to black, red or green, the light fabrics should not be forgotten, which were elaborately bleached in the Middle Ages. Many of our trousers, like the Thorsberg trousers 'Ragnar', are modelled on archaeological excavations. Incidentally, the Thorsberg trousers from the Viking Middle Ages are quite similar to the well-known trousers of the Rus. Unlike the Thorsberg trousers, however, the Rus’-trousers were often laced below the knee. In the description of each of our trousers from the Middle Ages you will find size information and notes on the origin of the leg warmers. With such trousers in black, brown or red you will be really satisfied and can shine at the LARP. We have paid special attention to the quality of the cotton. If you have any questions about medieval trousers or a particular garment, just get in touch with us. We are happy to be of service.