London Hood

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Named and popularized by London citizens in Middle Ages, the 13th to 15th Century London Hood was a popular form of apparel. Designed as a loose fitting Hood which covered the entirety of the head, it also extended downward into a shoulder cowl. Fastened originally by wooden toggels and later buttons, The London Hood wad distinguished from it's "commoner" version by virtue of it's woolen facings around the Hood and face perimeter. For Nobility,  fine fabrics lined with insulation of various materials was used. The Commoner made due with coarser cloths. The London Hood was a common clothing feature in and around London. It would evolve into many other forms of Winter apparel as well.