Men’s Shirts
Medieval Tailor's Assistant: Making Common Garments 1200-1500

Patterns of Fashion 4: The Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neckwear, Headwear and Accessories for Men and Women C. 1540-1660

Reconstructing History 14th Century Man's Accessories Pattern

Reconstructing History 15th Century Man's Accessories Pattern

Tudor Common Man's Shirt, Jerkin, Trousers and Hosen Pattern

Shirts were worn by medieval men as an undergarment on their torsos. The women's equivalent would be a smock.

Like the smock, a shirt is usually white linen, the quality improving with one's ability to afford and maintain such a garment; there are a few descriptions of silk shirts as well.

For embroidered Renaissance shirts for men, see the blackwork linkspage.