I did a search and found only one mention of a 'Jack' or 'Jac of Plait', so i will start one. Most of us are familiar with Derrick's Image of Ireland
. In several of the scenes, Irish Chieftains are portrayed wearing a protective garment, similar to a Jack.
I recently stumbled upon an image, published in The Border Reivers
, of an original surviving example from the Royal Armouries, Langlee, Roxburghshire, England. It looks very similar to the garment being worn by the Irish Chieftain.
Any thoughts or opinions on this? Anyone tried making one yet?