Mens Household

STATION:

Before designing your garb, you need to decide what type of role you wish to play within the household. Gentleman Waiters (Guards) and Gentleman Ushers (Nobleman’s Attendant)as well as Secretaries to name a few would be members of the Upper Household and would wear nicer clothing than a Lower Servant such as a Baker, Almoner or Scullion (Dishwasher). (All guild members are welcome to make both Upper and Lower household garb so that they may switch roles as they wish or at need.)

UPPER HOUSEHOLD:

  • Shirt- Of white cotton or linen, it should tie or lace closed and have a simple standing collar.
  • Hosen- Of cotton, linen, wool they should be full length and closely fitted. Heavy dancer’s tights or cotton leggings work nicely. If you choose to make them, make sure the fabric has some give to it. (stretches a bit)
  • Long Jerkin/ Bases- Of cotton, linen, wool, or leather, this is a semi-fitted (not too tight) sleeveless doublet which ends about mid-thigh. It may button, lace, or hook closed.
  • Hat- A black or dark colored flat cap. No ostrich or peacock feather decorations, but other feathers work nicely.
  • Shoes- Leather boots or loafers can work well, for more accurate footwear check the links provided

LOWER HOUSEHOLD:

  • Shirt- Of white cotton or linen, it should tie or lace closed and have a simple standing collar.
  • Breeches- Of cotton, linen, or wool, they should be no longer than the top of the knee and gathered at knee and waist.
  • Doublet- Of cotton, linen, wool, or leather, this is a fitted, sleeved jacket. It may button, lace, or hook closed.
  • Jerkin- Of cotton, linen, wool, or leather, this is a loosely fitted, sleeveless doublet. It may button, lace, or hook closed, but please no metal grommets.
  • Hat- A white coif, and black or dark colored flat cap.
  • Shoes- Leather boots or loafers can work well. For more accurate footwear check the links provided
  • Hose- Knee high knit wool or cotton socks