People wore jerkins like this one during the Late Middle Ages. This jerkin not only serves as padding to be worn underneath armor, it also makes a handsome outer tunic when worn over a shirt or tunic and breeches. This sleeveless version in classic black is made of 100 percent cotton ribbed velveteen. It is completely padded to make it especially comfortable to wear. The row of functioning buttons goes from the base of the collar to the hips and fastens this black jerkin securely. In combination with its skirt, this form-fitting, elegant garment is cut to emphasize broad, masculine shoulders and dashing sleeves.