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Viking men’s fashion of the 9th century varies little from that of the English. The main item of clothing is the knee length tunic and other than decorative fashion and jewellery it would be hard to tell a Viking from an Englishman. Neck-holes are either round, oval or v-shaped, and can have a keyhole opening. Decoration usually in the form of facings narrow silk strips and tablet weave can be applied to the cuffs and around the neck-hole. Vikings don't seem to have favoured embroidery although embroidered panels were imported from other countries.
 
Viking men’s fashion of the 9th century varies little from that of the English. The main item of clothing is the knee length tunic and other than decorative fashion and jewellery it would be hard to tell a Viking from an Englishman. Neck-holes are either round, oval or v-shaped, and can have a keyhole opening. Decoration usually in the form of facings narrow silk strips and tablet weave can be applied to the cuffs and around the neck-hole. Vikings don't seem to have favoured embroidery although embroidered panels were imported from other countries.
  

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Very Early - Men

English Men's Fashion AD 793-899

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The primary garment is the tunic. Its skirt comes to the knee cap or just above and the sleeves are always worn tight to the forearm and wrist. Neck-holes are either round, oval or v-shaped, and can have a keyhole opening. Decoration, in the form of facings, embroidery or tablet weave, can be applied to the cuffs and neck-hole but not around the hem of the skirt. Tunics are usually made from wool but can also be from linen.

Belts can be made from either braided wool or a leather strap. They can be simply tied or else closed by a buckle of bone, iron or copper-alloy. Belts often have strap-ends attached. A fashion for tied cloth belts with twin matching silver strap-ends is popular.

For warmth a cloak can be worn, clasped on the right-hand shoulder by ties or a large disc brooch or pin.

Leg coverings, if worn at all, should be tight to the leg and can be trousers or hose and braies. Leg wraps can also be worn. These are long strips of 10cm wide woollen cloth worn wound about the lower leg from the ankle to the knee.

Shoes are of the simple, two-part turn shoe construction and are usually low, coming to below the ankle. Silver is commonly used for jewellery. Art styles still follow the Germanic preference for intertwined stylistic beasts like the Trewhiddle style.

Viking Men's Fashion AD 793-899

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Viking men’s fashion of the 9th century varies little from that of the English. The main item of clothing is the knee length tunic and other than decorative fashion and jewellery it would be hard to tell a Viking from an Englishman. Neck-holes are either round, oval or v-shaped, and can have a keyhole opening. Decoration usually in the form of facings narrow silk strips and tablet weave can be applied to the cuffs and around the neck-hole. Vikings don't seem to have favoured embroidery although embroidered panels were imported from other countries.

Belts can be made from either braided wool or from a leather strap. They can be simply tied or else closed by a buckle of bone, iron or copper-alloy. Belts often have strap-ends attached.

For warmth a cloak can be worn, clasped on the right-hand shoulder by ties or a large pin or penannular. Viking men do not wear disc brooches. Leg coverings, if worn at all, are usually trousers. The southern-European fashion for hose and braies is starting to be adopted, possibly by Christians. Leg bindings can also be worn. These are long strips of 10cm wide woollen cloth worn wound about the lower leg from the ankle to the knee.

There are however a few distinctive garments only worn by pagan Vikings. These include wearing just a shirt tucked into trousers and no tunic; baggie trousers, gathered at the knee; and the Viking wrap around warrior coat. These distinctive pagan garments would be accompanied with the appropriate Viking jewellery, mainly a pin or penannular, and Viking style decoration.

Men tend to wear little artistic jewellery, instead mainly wearing simple decorated pins or penannulars. Ring money is worn in the shape of twisted silver neck torcs and arm rings.

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