The Shaub was kind of like an overcoat or outer gown for men. There were several styles with variations on sleeve design, overall length of the garment, and type of collar. This one is based on a drawing by Urs Graff with inspiration from woodcuts by many other artists as well. I adapted my pattern for this one from the pattern for a similar English garment in The Tudor Tailor. This shaub or coat, which is made of coat weight wool, was then entirely hand sewn by Petra von Mumpf (mundanely known as my wonderful wife, Eliana), and the Laurel leaves were sewn on by Mistress Moira Fennor of Argyll for my elevation to The Order of the Laurel.

One of the sources we based this coat on was this 1518 drawing, thought to be a self portrait, by the Swiss mercenary artist, Urs Graf. Don't bother asking me about the naked man-bird, all I can say is that a lot of Urs Graf's art leans towards social/cultural/political satire and probably made a lot of sense to people back then. Now back to the coat... After looking at this image for a bit, I decided this guy looked like he was putting on his coat (or who knows, maybe its naked Man-Bird's coat) while beginning to walk briskly away from the figure on the right. He has put his right arm all the way into the sleeve and the other side of the large coat is hanging off his left shoulder. Now to get the coat the rest of the way on, he reaches across with his right hand and grasps the collar/lapel on the left side to pull the coat the rest of the way on. In this series of pictures, I tried to recreate putting on my shaub in a way that I thought the man in this drawing might be donning his.