|An early medieval gambeson / acheton, in
off-white linen, based, at my client's request, on a
design found in an Osprey book.
The straight-quilted gamby is made with a heavy
white linen outer, three layers of woollen padding,
and is lined in softer linen.
This style is knee length, with full length sleeves,
and a keyhole neckline.
The chest area of the gambeson has extra padding
of raw wool, which is knotted into place (as with
my knotted jack), and the bottom hem drops at the
front, which would give the wearer extra knee
protection when riding, without having to make
the whole garment longer (and therefore heavier).