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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.

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- 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.

LN001

Fabric: Mid-weight 100% linen.

Neckline: Deep-rounded.

Colour: Traditional saffron/yellow.

Pleated: Unpleated.

Sleeves: Knee length.

Size: Medium-Large click on image to enlarge

Price: €150.00+P&P

SOLD

 

LN002

Fabric: A fine light to mid-weight 100% linen.

Neckline: Rounded.

Colour: Pale yellow.

Pleats: Semi-pleated (back)

Sleeves: Knee length.

Size: Medium-Large click on image to enlarge

Price: €180.00+P&P

 

Note: The top of the pleates should be hidden by the over-hang of the linen material at the waist.

 

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: €150.00+P&P

SOLD

 

LN004

Fabric: Mid-weight 100% linen.

Neckline: Rounded.

Colour: Traditional saffron/yellow.

Pleats: Unpleated.

Sleeves: Knee length.

Size: Medium-Large

Price: €150.00+P&P

SOLD

 

LN005

Fabric: Light weight 100% linen.

Neckline: Rounded.

Colour: Bleached/white.

Pleats: Unpleated.

Sleeves: Knee length.

Size: Medium-Large click on image to enlarge

Price: €140.00+P&P

Note: Perhaps too light weight for male use and more suited as a female Léine to be worn under a Gúna.

 

LN006

Fabric: Light to mid-weight 100% linen.

Neckline: Deep rounded.

Colour: Light saffron/yellow.

Pleats: Unpleated.

Sleeves: Knee length.

Size: Medium-Large click on image to enlarge

Price: €150.00+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: €150.00+P&P

 

LN008

Fabric: Mid-weight 100% linen.

Neckline: Rounded.

Colour: Bleached/white.

Pleats: Pleated all around.

Sleeves: Knee length.

Size: click on image to enlarge

Price: €120.00+P&P

SOLD