RAPIER ARMOR

RAPIER SHIRTS

GUSSET SHIRT
WITH FALLING COLLAR & CUFFS

During the latter part of the 16th century, the shirt collar began to show above the doublet collar. There are many paintings showing a wide variety of shirt collars, some only "peeking out," others of a medium length, while some literally "fall" over the doublet collar. At the same time, turn-back cuffs began to appear as well.

Our version of this style is on the basic gusseted rapier shirt with an added embroidered cut-work or lace falling collar and matching turn-back cuffs. (Design shows best if worn with doublet and sleeves as shown in the picture.)
Design of cut-work and laces will vary as the stock/supply changes.

S, M, L, XL, 2X
Click here for available collar designs

The style pictured has been discontinued.


Now Available!
New styles of falling collars not on the website: Plain, Wide Lace Edge, All Lace
(Contact us for details)

RC3D - Cutwork Falling Collar Shirt
with Turn-Back Cuffs
$89.00
White Only
Sizes
Styles
RC3D - Lace Falling Collar Shirt
with Turn-Back Cuffs
$99.00
White Only
Medium Lace is pictured on the design page. Contact us for available wide lace and all lace collar designs.
Sizes
Styles
GUSSET RAPIER SHIRT
This white sports cloth shirt is to be worn with the Basic Sleeveless Doublet (RC1A) or Speciality Fabric Doublets/Jerkins to make it legal for rapier. It has double sewn seams and 4 layers of fabric in a quilted underarm gusset. (Pictured right is the basic shirt with ruffles at collar and cuffs; however, ruffles are no longer available.)
Coming Soon - Small grosgrain ruff collar and cuffs!

The stock shirt comes with ribbon ties at the collar and cuffs. If you would like to have metal buttons instead of ribbons, there will be additional $5.00 added to the cost of the shirt.
RC3A - Gusset Rapier Shirt
with Plain Collar & Cuff
$79.00

When ordering a shirt in other colors than black or white, please order buttons for your shirt. Unless, of course, you want black or white ribbons on your colored shirt.
Sizes
Color
Click Below to Add $5.00
For Buttons on Collar and Cuffs!
Button Metals
RC3C - Gusset Rapier Shirt
with Lace Collar & Cuff
$89.00

The lace designs will vary depending on color and availability.

Click here for a lace closeup
Sizes
Color
Click Below to Add $5.00
For Buttons on Collar and Cuffs!
Button Metals

FAUX BLACKWORK RAPIER SHIRT

This white trigger rapier shirt is available in the basic gusseted - plain collar and cuff style.. It has a wide faux blackwork trim (approx. 35mm or 1 1/2") added to the collar and cuffs. Both the collar and cuffs close with a pearl button and buttonhole. Let us know if you want just a plain gold or silver button instead of the pearled one. (Pictured right is the faux blackwork shirt with ruffles at collar and cuffs; however, ruffles are no longer available.)

S, M, L, XL, 2X

Click here for trim closeup.
RC3AB - Faux Blackwork Gusset Shirt
with Plain Collar and Cuffs
$89.00
Sizes
Color

OUR SIZING STANDARDS FOR RAPIER SHIRTS

Our Rapier Shirts are not sized by modern sizing standards since period clothing does not fit like modern clothing. The numbers in the sizing chart are ACTUAL BODY MEASUREMENTS, not modern sizes. These shirts have a straight cut in the body to eliminate excess material under your doublet.


ATTENTION - FEMALE RAPIER FIGHTERS

The sizing instructions are for men only! These shirts are cut long in the torso and fit most men; however, the majority of the women fencers will need to get a side slit to accomodate their hips. Also, the feminine bust versus the masculine chest has to be taken into consideration so you will probably wear a size smaller than these instructions. There is no extra charge for side slits! IF you want the body made wider at the hips that is a custom size and has an additional charge. We ask that you contact us with your bust and hip measurements and arm length (nape to wrist) and we will insure that your receive the correct size for your figure.


All rapier fighters are encouraged to contact us, if you still aren't sure which size would fit you best.
Have your actual chest/girth measurements ready to give us.

SIZING CHART

Our SizesYour Measurements
SMALL
34-36" chest/girth
MEDIUM
38-40" chest/girth
LARGE
42-44" chest/girth
XLARGE
46-48" chest/girth
2X
50-52" chest/girth
There is a great deal of leeway from size to size because the gussets add extra room in the chest area. If you are not sure which size you need or if you fall between sizes, please contact us and we will help you make the proper size selection. If your actual body measurements (chest or girth) are a great deal larger or smaller than the ones listed on this chart
you will probably need the pattern adjusted to a custom size. The largest shirt measures 58" so if you are larger than 54" across your girth you will need a custom size.
There will be an additional charge for custom sizes.
THIS IS NOT A CUSTOM FIT!

CUSTOM SIZING FOR SHIRTS IS AN ADDITIONAL $10.00
Send the following body measurements:
Neck, Chest or Girth, Hips, Sleeve length (Nape to Wrist)

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