This is a great product. The only reason it's not getting 5 stars from me is...
1. The shirt has many modern features that keep it from being a true period garment. (metal eyelets, machine stitching, cotton fabric.)
2. Upon receiving it I found that one of the decorative threads on the sleeve was ripped out.
3. As others have stated, the description is misleading in that only the sleeves are padded. (They are not so padded as to provide adequate protection for combat.)
2 and 3 aren't so much an issue for me considering I'm going to be using this as a non-combat cool weather gambeson to wear under armor in the California heat.
It serves the cool weather function very well and I resigned the decorative threading to an early grave before I ever ordered it. It's not nearly so bad as to warrant a return of the garment.
All of that might sound like a bad review, but it isn't. It's earned every one of the 4 stars I am giving it.
This is a fantastic looking shirt that serves my purposes well and comes at an amazing price. It's very sturdy as a costume piece and gives an unmistakable air of nobility to the wearer.
Reviewed by Thomas
2/17/2015 9:21:52 PM
Shirt is well made but description does not say that the arms only are padded. Looks good but the description is misleading.
Reviewed by William
4/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reviewed by Shaye
10/24/2010 12:00:00 AM
Love the shirt. I didn't know that only the sleeves were padded until I got it in, but that actually was what i was hoping for. I will be wearing this as part of my wedding outfit.
Reviewed by Chad
8/3/2010 12:00:00 AM
It's a nice part of a costume, as well as regular life. I get compliments on it every time I wear it!
Reviewed by Alan
5/5/2009 12:00:00 AM