Master Doublet for HEMA came to existence with a view to meet the
expectations of enthusiasts of HEMA jackets with a strong historical
vibe. The design of our HEMA doublet refers to fencing doublets from the
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 loose pants, like SPES Meyer or SPES Light.
Our HEMA Doublet has visible stitching and, like the Renaissance version, is decorated with shoulder wings on the sleeves. Bottom edge is decorated with a segmented peplum. On the elbows it is equipped with mountings for Shell or PRO overlays.
The doublet is fastened with velcro and zipper. There is a bladecatcher
on the collar and an adjustable belt on the back.
Our Master doublet is made from fabric of 350N puncture resistance. The peplum consists of 8 segments; the 2 on the front are slightly sheared. The jacket has a lining in the form of distance mesh. The jacket stands out thanks to its contrastive stitching. This solution gives the this jacket an even stronger historical vibe than the Renaissance Doublet.
The design of our HEMA arming doublet refers to historical examples of arming and fencing doublets. This
means it is perfectly fitted to the body shape, emphasizing its
triangular shape. What is more, wings on the sleeves visually expand the
shoulders, underlining the torso. Visible stitching gives this version a
more “combative” look than the Renaissance version. Apart from the great design, this jacket also provides good mobility.
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.