16th Century German Costuming

New Landsknecht Hosen

I made a pair of Landsknecht hosen today to wear on the archery field instead of having to wear a dress. I used Genoveva von Lübeck‘s directions. I used fustian for the unterhosen and fulled wool for the outside. The inspiration image is from Marion McNealy‘s German woodcut book. I love the bows! I probably won’t wear the big hat because it would interfere with pulling the bow. There are many things I will fix on the next pair. This pair was more or less a proof of concept.

Landsknecht Hosen – Front