Ansgar Linen Shirt

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A wide variety of characters from many historical eras would benefit from the classic style and authentic feel of the Ansgar Linen Shirt. Made from a linen-cotton blend, this historical garment is perfect for the hot days of summer. The fabric possesses both cooling and sweat-absorbing properties, creating more comfort as you get into character for LARP or reenactment. The addition of cotton also enhances the durability of the shirt. This period garment follows a classic design that goes well with many roles, regardless of gender. The long-sleeves are wide and roomy, and end with a broad wristband. A straight cut accentuates the shoulders and the stand-up collar. Cotton lacing adjusts the fit at the neck and sleeves. The lacing runs through stitched holes.

This item is handmade, therefore, it may vary slightly from what is shown above.

Key Features:

  • Classic style for both men and women
  • Lace up closure at the collar and the sleeves
  • Excellent base garment for different looks
  • Medieval apparel for LARP and reenactment


  • Made from a 50 percent linen-cotton blend

Care Instructions:

  • Handwashing this item is recommended. Do not dry in the dryer. Do not bleach. Item may be ironed on a low setting.

This is a handmade item that is measured by hand. Please allow for approximately 1-2 inches of variation from measurements shown.

Chest Circumference Waist Circumference Overall Length Sleeve Length Shoulder Width
Small 42 inches 50 inches 28.5 inches 21 inches 15.5 inches
Medium 44 inches 52.5 inches 30 inches 22.5 inches 15.75 inches
Large 46 inches 56 inches 31 inches 25 inches 16.5 inches
X-Large 48 inches 60 inches 34 inches 27.5 inches 18.75 inches
XX-Large 50 inches 66 inches 38 inches 28 inches 22 inches

2 reviews for Ansgar Linen Shirt

  1. aakuehn1 (verified owner)

    Love this shirt. It’s made from the same Linen/Cotton material combination as the Rurik Linen shirt. It’s a little closer to the material that people would have worn back then—minus the cotton, of course. The historically inspired design & the quality construction make it a good item to have for multiple looks. I ordered the Large (in Cream) since that’s what I ordered for the Rurik Linen shirt even though the Large Ansgar shirt was an inch wider in the chest. It fits very well as it is meant to look oversized & roomy, so I think an X-Large would have worked for me, too. I will use mine with a belt, but this could easily be worn without one, as well. This shirt is excellent for hot weather events with low humidity. You can feel the heat, but the air passes through the shirt so well, you do not feel like you’re suffering too much. If the humidity is as high as the temperature, then I think you’ll still be a little better off than someone not wearing this shirt. If the weather is cool, this shirt will still look good under a cloak, vest, or a jerkin. I decided to get a Burgundy shirt, too, to expand the medieval wardrobe a bit. I may also get an X-Large to see if there is much change in the fit. I will update my review if that happens. The picture on the website shows the Cream & White colored shirts having black, metal reinforcements in the holes where the laces go through at the neck & cuffs. Mine did NOT have these. Mine were reinforced with stitching, like the close-up pictures of the Brown & Green shirts. This is not an issue for me but thought others would want to know. Thank you to Medieval Collectibles for having this item available to purchase. I couldn’t really find it anywhere else.

  2. isis.luna.rose (verified owner)

    Great shirt, fit true to size. My only surprise was that the copper color is very much a true red, while I was expecting more orange/gold. It would have been nice to have a picture of more of the colors so that I could have made an informed choice there.

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