Jonathan Shirt

(6 customer reviews)


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A great starting point for your next medieval ensemble, the Jonathan Shirt comes in a traditional design that can suit peasants, noblemen, or even pirates! The medieval shirt is made from cotton canvas perfect for Renaissance fair or historical re-enactment. The long-sleeved shirt features slightly puffy sleeves that button along the cuffs. The cutaway collar provides another striking element, and a string ties the neck. Available in black, brown, or cream, the medieval shirt can go well with almost any other period apparel.

Please be aware that there has been a slight change to this shirt’s design, as it no longer features grommets for the lacing. Also, as it is handmade, the color can vary slightly from what is shown here.

Key Features:

  • Available in multiple color options
  • Features buttoned cuffs and cutaway collar
  • String ties the neck
  • Ideal medieval or Renaissance apparel


  • Made from 100 percent cotton canvas

Care Instructions:

  • Handwashing or dry cleaning 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 Waist Sleeve Length Overall Length
Small 47 inches 48 inches 24 inches 29.5 inches
Medium 49 inches 51 inches 24.5 inches 29.5 inches
Large 50 inches 54.5 inches 26 inches 32 inches
X-Large 52.75 inches 54.5 inches 26.5 inches 32 inches
XX-Large 55 inches 56 inches 28 inches 32 inches

6 reviews for Jonathan Shirt

  1. Doug S

    It’s a bit heaver than I expected. It was described as lightweight for warm days, but it’s more like the weight of a sweatshirt. Still, it’s very nicely made and looks great.

  2. wartimethings (verified owner)

    Shirt is solid and a wonderful piece of work. Fits well and feels great. It is one for the colder seasons which is why I bought it.

  3. pandamanchan (verified owner)

    It is a good shirt but it is thick and heavy. Not really something to wear in the summer. When it gets cooler that is when it should shine.

  4. Dave Ball (verified owner)

    Pros:  Well crafted, sturdy stitching, attractive cut and design.  Built to last (at least it looks as such.)  Roomy in the arms.  Feels softer to wear than it looks.

    Cons: Extremely heavy fabric.  If you are looking for a summer shirt, this is not it.  It looks and feels like the canvas you’d use for a ship’s sail.  It’s almost as heavy and coarse a fabric as you’d find on a pair of Levis.  Great for colder weather I suppose.  Roomy in the arms but not as much so in the torso.  However, I got the largest shirt I could (2x) … perhaps they should make a 3x.  The opening for your head could be larger.  It’s tough to pull over and get your head and neck thru.  I know I’m a big man (260 lbs) but the neck hole feels much smaller than any of my other shirts.  Including another Jackobite shirt I own.  Another 4 inches of opening down the front would make a world of difference in pulling it over your head.

    Conclusion: I’ll keep it … but it won’t be a favorite shirt.  The tight neck opening is really the deal killer.  But a little lighter fabric and more room for your neck would make this shirt much better.  It’s well built, for what it is … but some design changes would help.  

  5. silmerae (verified owner)

    What an amazing shirt! It is made of canvas, so, yes, it is a heavy cloth for cooler days. It is cotton, though, so it breathes wonderfully. The fit is spot on, with plenty of room in the sleeves. This shirt is is a great start for so many outfits! The neck lays open comfortably, without baring an excessive amount of chest. I replaced the cotton cordage for the neck with a piece of black leather lace to add some contrast to the neckline. Great shirt, great fit, very comfortable!

  6. Vulpes The Smiling Fox (verified owner)

    I’m very pleased with this product. It is like putting on a thermal shirt.

    The sleeves are roomy except the for the stitching where the sleeve meets the main part of the shirt. For me it seems a bit tight but not unbearable. And the drawstring tips are loose so I can fix them with no real issues.

    But overall the shirt is very nice and roomy. I’m 6’5” 300+ pounds it fits very nicely. Perfect for the cold weather and in a very air conditioned room.(for us tiktokers)

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