This doublet is dedicated for HEMA training of light and medium intensity, with the use of light simulators like saber, messer, or rapier. It makes a perfect set of HEMA gear with our pants: Meyer or Light.
Our HEMA doublet does not have much stitching and it has characteristic shoulder wings on sleeves and a segmented peplum. On the back it has an adjustable belt for better fitting to the waist. On the elbows it is equipped with mountings for Shell or PRO overlays. The doublet is fastened with velcro and zipper.
Our interpretation of a Renaissance doublet is made from fabric of 350N puncture resistance. The peplum consists of 8 segments; the 2 on the front are slightly sheared. Jacket has a distance mesh lining. Has a front flap and special pockets with cushioning foams (included in the set).
The design of our HEMA doublet refers to historical examples of arming and fencing doublets. This
means it is perfectly fitted to body shape, emphasizing its triangular
shape. What is more, wings on the sleeves visually expand the shoulders,
underlining the torso. Apart from the great look, this jacket also provides good mobility - don’t wait and check it yourself!
Further SPES Design information here.....
What is a doublet?
A doublet (or a pourpoint) is a short, tight clothing for men,
usually worn under an outer garment. It was popular since the Middle
Ages and, depending on the historical period, its form and purpose could
It probably derives from military clothing, used as
one of the layers worn under a chain mail. In the 14th century, when
shorter garments gained popularity, short doublets slowly started to
replace long cottes.
Pourpoints of this type were always fitted
to body shape and, depending on the fashion, they could be shorter,
longer, fastened with buttons or laced in an overcast method. Sleeves
could be simple or fancy, for example decorated with puffs.Originally
doublets were made of only one layer of fabric and their main task was
to hold the hose. Later, it evolved in the separate version worn as an
outer quilted clothing for fighting.
The product from the assortment is
not personal protective equipment - it is intended for simulating the
impression during the study on the treatise techniques. It is not
dedicated for fencing or contact sport. If you wish to do contact
martial arts, please use personal protective equipment.