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Léine / Tunic

The Léine, an item of traditional Gaelic attire, used for century upon century. A bright, beautiful and easy to wear garment, it is the archetypal image of the medieval Gael culture. The Léine is an ankle length linen tunic which is worn at knee length with the help of a belt. Our Léinte (plural) continue the centuries old tradition. Made to the highest standards, our Léinte use only pure linen. We have a variety of shades, but mostly they are of a yellow colour, as tradition dictates. The distinctive hanging sleeve is replicated from original sources and we do not use Renfair versions with 'drawstrings' (as often found in the USA), on the arms as these are not historically correct. Also, you may notice some other producers of the Léine insist on making the sleeve opening at the wrist. The sleeve opening should start at around the bend of the elbow.

Wear one of our Léinte with pride, knowing that you are historically correct and carrying on an ancient Gaelic tradition.

Orders for Pipe-bands and individuals can be taken, Contact Us for details.

PLEASE NOTE:

— We post worldwide.

— We use only 100% linen, as our ancestors did.

— All sizes are given in inches.

The Léine has traditionally been a loose fitting garment and one size can fit many. However, some sizing is important and we have included a guide below:

A = the measurement across the top of the back, from one shoulder to the other.

B = The measurement from the neck opening to the outer edge of the shoulder.

C = From the shoulder seem down to the top of the sleeve opening. It is important that the top of the sleeve opening should be around the bend in the arm.

D = The sleeve opening should be about ten to twelve inches. The bottom part of the opening should fall roughly to the wrist.

E = The measurement is for the full length of the sleeve, which usually reaches down to about the knees. The sleeve, in very extravagant cases, can reach almost to the ground.

F = The chest measurement. This is measured in single width and will be a little looser than you would normally wear a loose T-shirt. For example, a measure of 22 is equivalent to a 44 inch chest, but on the Léine is suitable for a 38, 40 and 42 inch chest.

H = The hem measurement. A measure is 30 represents a full round measure of 60 inches.

J = The length from the neck to the hem.

Most important measurements are A, B, C, D. These are the sizes that give a semi-fitted look.


LN002

Fabric: Mid-weight 100% linen

Neckline: Decorative V-shape

Colour: Orange-yellow

Pleats: Semi-pleated (back)

Sleeves: Knee length

Size: Small-Medium click on image to enlarge

Price: €165.00+P&P

SOLD

 

LN003

Fabric: Heavy weight 100% linen

Neckline: Rounded

Colour: Natural un-dyed/oatmeal

Pleats: Unpleated

Sleeves: Knee level

Size: Medium-Large click on image to enlarge

Price: €195.00+P&P

SOLD

LN004

Fabric: Heavy weight 100% linen

Neckline: Rounded

Colour: Traditional saffron/yellow

Pleats: Unpleated

Sleeves: Knee length.

Size: Medium-Large click on image to enlarge

Price: €195.00+P&P

 

SOLD

LN005

Fabric: Mid-weight 100% linen

Neckline: Rounded

Colour: Rich yellow

Pleats: Unpleated

Sleeves: Knee length

Size: Small-Medium click on image to enlarge

Price: €165.00+P&P

 

LN006

Fabric: Heavy weight 100% linen

Neckline: Rounded

Colour: Yellow-green

Pleats: Unpleated

Sleeves: Knee length

Size: Medium click on image to enlarge

Price: €195.00+P&P

LN007

Fabric: Heavy weight 100% linen

Neckline: Rounded

Colour: Un-dyed grey/oatmeal

Pleats: Unpleated

Sleeves: Knee length

Size: Medium-lLarge click on image to enlarge

Price: €195.00+P&P

 

LN008

Fabric: Heavy weight 50% linen 50% polyester

Neckline: Rounded

Colour: Off white

Pleats: Unpleated

Sleeves: Knee length

Size: Small-Medium click on image to enlarge

Price: €135.00+P&P

Note: Suitable for display purposes, i.e. visitor centres, museums etc.

 

LN009

Fabric: Light weight 100% linen

Neckline: V-shape

Colour: Traditional saffron/yellow

Pleats: Unpleated

Sleeves: Knee length

Size: Medium click on image to enlarge

Price: €165.00+P&P

SOLD

LN010

Fabric: Light weight 100% linen

Neckline: Rounded

Colour: Bleached/white

Pleats: Unpleated

Sleeves: Knee length

Size: Medium click on image to enlarge

Price: €165.00+P&P

 

LN011 BM

Fabric: Mid-weight 100% linen

Neckline: Rounded

Colour: Yellow

Pleats: Semi-pleated (back)

Sleeves: Knee length

Size: Medium click on image to enlarge

Price: €165.00+P&P


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