Starting at a young age, you have been training to become a knight. As a squire you are expected to match the colours of your lord, and so you wear your Arthur Tabard with pride.
Today you are awake with the dawn helping others with their armour, fetching swords and holding the reins of your master’s horse. This will not last forever, however. One day you will be one of the fighters who will brave beasts and evil alike.
Epic Armoury’s Epic Black/Dark Red Tabard Arthur is a sleeveless, open-sided garment worn over a child’s outfit or armour. This particular tabard is made of cotton and is parti-coloured black and red, inspired by Gothic style of the Middle Ages. Secure the tabard closed at the sides with cotton strings, and add one of Epic Armoury’s wide selection of leather belts to finish the look. This tabard is an especially great option for your young squire, matching his or her style with the rest of the army.
Available in Epic Black/Desert Beige, Epic Black/Dark Red, Blue/Dark Red, and Dryad Green/Yellow; and in sizes 6-10 Years, X-Small/Small.
- Parti-coloured garments--where each vertical half of a garment was a different colour--was popular during the Late Middle Ages when fashion was intended to elongate the form
- Open-sided tabards became more popular with the military in the late 1500s
- Usually displayed a knight’s Coat of Arms on the front and back
- Used as a way to identify allies or enemies while on the battlefield