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This is an example of a sideless surcote (or "surcoat"). Very popular in the 12th and 13th centuries, there were both male and female versions (see illustration below).

I have lined the sleeve openings with real fur. Other noted embellishments are the beads sewn along the neckline and a decorative belt.

The surcote was usually worn over a cotehardie.

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1. Both a man and woman in surcotes

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2. A fur-lined surcote

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3. A few varieties of surcotes

 

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