The cotehardie, of a different colour to the surcoat, has tight sleeves with buttons from elbow to little finger.
The cotehardie was generally made of a pied cloth in horizontal or diagonal bars, in silk or other rich fabric.
Most men wear the cotehardie, the well-fitting garment buttoned down the front, and ending over the hips.
In winter such a man as he of the cotehardie would wear an overcoat with an attached hood.
There is every variety of cotehardie—the long one, coming nearly to the knees; the short one, half-way up the thigh.
The belt over the hips of the cotehardie holds the purse, and often a ballade or a rondel.