• Historical Clothing
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Another popular style of clothing worn in The Middle Ages, a Surcoat was a full upper piece garmet (worn by Men). Long at the bottom, The Surcoat had twin “splits” up both sides of the gaarment. In theory, this was to allow greater comfort and control when one was on horseback. The style was used extensively in The early Crusades, not only for mobility was as a practical measure of comfort (cooling) in the Desert. They also helped to protect Armor and Mail from Damp or Wet conditions. By the 14th Century, Surcoats had become much shorter and may or may not have the side splits.