Consider the Norsemen: men of action, living a life on the move. Tough trousers were a must. Imagine the jeers and laughter if Eric Skullhammer had to leave the forefront of battle because his trousers had split! A warrior would never live that down.
Fortunately for us, the Norse raiders lived a thousand years before these trousers that bear their name, because they would have carved a bloody path across the land to get them. At 52", the drawstring waist offers a comfortable fit, even if you've had a few extra helpings of roast boar and mead.
The legs are full, and finished at the bottom with a 2" cuff closed with laces. A bonus: the cuff can be laced either just below the knee or at the ankle for versatility.
They look as good with our Templar Tunics (Medieval) as they do with our Sea Dog Doublets (Renaissance).
Poplin. One size (52") at the waist. These pants run a little long; get the next size down from your normal size.
Cleaning instructions: Steal a new pair. It's the Viking way.
Broadcloth: Cotton/polyester blend, shirtweight. Does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter, brown.
Brocade: Cotton plus various synthetic fibers, with same-color woven patterns, which will vary. Sturdy weight. Dry clean. Blue, hunter, burgundy.
Canvas: Also called Duck Cloth. Stout cotton fabric with a coarse weave. Black, white, red, brown, or hunter green. Will fade like jeans. Cold wash, tumble dry low heat or line dry.
Fleece: Synthetic with velour-like drape; popular for outerwear. Good, practical substitute for wool. Black, burgundy, hunter green. Check for color availability before ordering; can vary with season. Washable, but dry cleaning is recommended to preserve the shape of capes.
Muslin: Garment-quality, 100% cotton (not coarse utility muslin). Cold wash, line dry recommended. White or natural.
Poplin: A cotton/polyester blend that does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Heavier than shirtweight. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter.
Suede Cloth: A heavy, woven suede-like cloth of 100% polyester. Dry cleaning recommended.
Wool: A natural fiber from sheep; wool blends include man-made fibers of various kinds. Holds colors well. Dry cleaning is recommended, but may be hand washed in cold water and dried flat. Do not wring. Never use hot water or a dryer. For seasonal storage, clean first and use the moth repellent of your choice.