Medieval Pants in our Larp-Shop
are defining for medieval markets and live role playing events. For example the Viking
. In Larp or on the medieval market suitable medieval trousers and medieval skirts for ladies belong to the basis of every good garment. Be it striped pirate trousers
, knee breeches for the courtly gentleman of the Renaissance, leg warmers or pantalons for the nobleman or knight
of the late Middle Ages
inspired turkish trousers
for the caravan driver. the matching medieval trousers will enhance your character concept.
From Trousers & Chausses, to Breeches & Knickerbockers - The history of medieval pants
Already 1000 before Christ Mongolian riders wore trousers
and Germanic waistband trousers
existed already in the Iron Age. The Bracae, also Braccae
, was the wool trousers of Antiquity
. People living in the north wore ankle-long trousers and otherwise up to the knee. It was held with a belt. The Celts contributed significantly to the spread of the Bracae. The Romans had the Feminalia
and took over the Bracae from the Celts. In Great Britain this type of trousers was still popular in the Middle Ages.
The medieval trousers developed only slowly. Chausses, something like stockings made of leather, cotton and linen, only went up to the knee until the 10th century. From the 12th century there was the Bruoch, or also Brouche. Something like our modern boxer shorts. The long Chausses were attached to these. Of course, this allowed a deep look into man's privat areas, just because the upper garment of the gentlemen became shorter and shorter in the late Middle Ages. So that the medieval trousers for the gentleman had to be extended by the Braguette, in order to cover or particularly emphasize the mens groin. Depending on the fashion.
From the 15th century onwards, everything was sewn together to create the medieval thights
known to all of us, the so-called pantalons
. From Spain came the short Renaissance trousers
with slashed fabric. We know the long version as trousers for lansquenets. They wore alternatively also turkish pants or harem pants, which was taken over by the population in Germany in the 16th century.
When the pantalons were increasingly made of firmer fabric and also had no more feet and only reached to the calves, they became knee breeches, knickerbockers or so-called culottes. These were available from the 16th century onwards and became established in all classes of society. Still today the Breeches are part of the Livrees for coachmen or servants. With the French Revolution the long trousers became fashionable again and remained so till today. Sometimes worn with suspenders, then again with belt.
Pirate trousers, Viking trousers and more at Andracor
Pirate trousers and Viking trousers and other medieval trousers or trousers from other eras can be found at Andracor. If you're looking for elegant Victorian trousers as Steampunk trousers or waistband trousers for your Viking character, you've come to the right place. We also have turkish pants for oriental characters or as pirate pants. Various knee breeches as Renaissance trousers or for modern characters, colorful Landsknecht trousers, pantalons and uniform trousers we have in our assortment. And who likes it more special, the tartan skirt, so-called kilt, as skirt for highland men, is also not missing.
Medieval trousers for ladies
Not only skirts is interesting for women of the Middle Ages and Antiquity. Antique sources testify: Women also wore trousers. Already Tacitus mentions this and also on the Trajan pillar on the Forum Romanum you can see Daker women in a kind of medieval trousers for ladies. Unfortunately this was rejected in the Middle Ages with the emergence of the dresses. So if you wanted to be a particularly cheeky and unconventional lady, you could finally wear trousers or trouser skirts again for cycling or riding at the beginning of the 20th century. In the golden 20's and above all because of the 1st World War, it was finally possible for women to keep the trousers on. Suitable medieval trousers for ladies can be found here.