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Roman subarmalis
This gambeson features a double layer of pteruges at the shoulders and from the waist.
It slips easily over the head and laces on the left hand side.
Chest – 115cm (45.25 inches) lacing on the left hand side allows for this measurement to be increased
Length to waist – 53cm (21 inches)
Length with pteruges – 91cm (36 inches)
Pteruges on sleeve length – 24cm (9.5 inches)
Approximately 10mm thick. Compresses to 5mm
Weight: 1.8kg approx
Made from cotton.
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Other historical names for arming jackets are: gambeson, jupon, aketon, arming doublet, gambaison, acton, arming coat, cotte, auqueton, hacketon, zuparello, haqueton, pannzar, vapntreiyu, wambais, wambesium, wambuis or wambs.