We have been producing Jupons for SCA fighters on an irregular basis for several years, but we have now found a reliable sewing shop here in the US that allows us to offer them in greater numbers, and at a lower price. Made with a cotton twill outer shell for durability, and a cotton inner lining which incorporates a poly fill padding which moves sweat away from the body and won't fill up and stop breathing like cotton batting. These are extremely well suited to SCA fighting, not so padded as to be restrictive, but padded enough to take some of the sting out of a shot. These can easily be worn over armour or under it, the straight sleeve being better served for use as a foundation. Heavy cord for lacing Jupon closed is included in black or white.
The pattern we are using was drafted using Janet Arnold's investigation into the cut and design of the coat armour worn by the Black Prince, which has been preserved hanging in Canterbury Cathedral since the late 14th Century. It incorporates a sine wave sleeve that offers great mobility and a good fit. The bag sleeve was designed after sleeve types seen in the 1405 Gaston Phoebus Hunt Book illustrations and serves especially well with simple SCA style arm rigs.
Available in three sizes: Small (40"-44"), Medium (44- 50" chest), and Large (50-54" chest)
Featuring two sleeve styles: Bag Sleeve and Straight Sleeve
We are also offering these in a high end upholstery fabric shell for people who are looking for an appearance upgrade for special occasions. Inquire about availability.
Sizes, colors, and sleeve types currently in stock:
XL: Red - 1 bag sleeve
Small: Black - 1 bag sleeve; Grey - 2 straight sleeve; Red - 2 straight sleeve; Yellow - 1 bag sleeve
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 12 December, 2007.