And the tabard look was very fashionable lace tabard to go in to a train.
The tabard, whence Chaucers pilgrims set out on that April morning in 1383, has long been a thing of the past.
That of the tabard must have been much larger, in order to accommodate so large a company.
In old days, certainly in Chaucer's, we should have been reminded of him more than once on our way e'er we gained the tabard.
Obviously, however, a tabard requires other clothing to be worn with it.
Both tabard and Talbot are now nothing more substantial than memories.
He wears a cassock, and over that what may be a sleeved cope or tabard.
The one who told the best story should have, on the return of the company to the tabard inn, a supper at the expense of the rest.
His tabard was black, without sleeves, and his doublet was scarlet silk.
The last of it was finally destroyed in 1875, and the tabard Inn of the new fashion was built at the corner as we see.
mid-13c., from early Spanish tabardo and Old French tabart (12c.), of unknown origin. Originally a coarse, sleeveless upper garment worn by peasants, later a knight's surcoat (hence the name of the tavern in "Canterbury Tales").