Our store specializes in all things medieval, so you can bet we’ll be supplying you with hoods and cowls. These garments were all the rage in the Middle Ages. Lower and upper class men and women alike wore them. In the beginning, it was designed and functioned purely as a utilitarian item, as the items adorned the same style and pattern with little or no embellishment. This has remained the case to this day. The hoods became more of a fashion item in the fourteenth century, but remain a fashion statement today.

Our premium hoods

The basic shape of our medieval hood is based on the authentic shape of the hoods of that era. They were constructed slightly more than a square for the head area, followed by a semicircle for the shoulder hood. This is the original shape of the cowl; you will see it in many historical films. This cowl also happens to be a hot favorite among people. But no problem if you are not into the generic shape, because there are variations of this basic shape as well. So you can easily take your pick over this historical item.

The deviation from the first shape is not drastic, because the square shape of the head area of the hood is extended only in the front area. There is also a small groove cut in the lower area, above the shoulder. Cutting off this groove would make for a rounder fit. The hoods fit perfectly no matter what size you are, as we offer several sizes that you can easily choose from. These sizes range from small to extra-large. Now design your persona, be it the assassin on the run or the archer hiding in the bushes.

High functioning

Our hoods offer practicality and the attached hood, which you will find at elbow length, can be easily pulled over the head. Thus, the head remains warm and the identity is disguised. You can simply buy loose hoods that were prevalent in the 14th and 15th centuries, or opt for the hoods that are smaller and attached with a shorter cowl and shaped more around the face. At Dunkelwolf, customer satisfaction comes first, so choose from our wide range of hoods and cowls.

Hood latches

Our hoods are mostly sewn on the front, which makes them resemble the original shape of a monk’s hood. Therefore, this cowl is guaranteed to keep you warm and cozy on a winter night. This was very necessary in the old days as capes did not protect you from the cold, but now you can get the best quality hoods and cowls that will keep the alert traveler warm every inch of the journey.

Even though most of our hoods are sewn in the front to provide convenience to the user, we also sell hoods that can be buttoned up. The buttons are made from the material of the hood to allow a flow of movement in the garment and remain authentic in time, like women of the 14th and 15th centuries. However, regular metal hoods with buttons are also available.

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Protection from harsh climate

The hoods we make at Dunkelwolf are meant to be as authentic as possible. Even though new types of clothing have emerged in the modern world, you can’t underestimate the thought behind this garment. For it is designed to be folded over the face to show off the contrasting lining, but to protect the face and head in the event of harsh climatic conditions. This dual function is what makes it so popular as we age. Its design is seemingly timeless, as fashion enthusiasts still adorn it today.

Fabric used

Our hoods are made of high quality cotton to keep the wearer cool in the winter months. However, if you want to visit a medieval content in the cooler season, you can also find woolen hoods and cowls at Dunkelwolf. Wool material is ideal for colder weather and is valued for its warming properties. High quality materials such as silk and velvet are also used to make our high-end cowls, which are guaranteed to make you feel like a medieval knight.

The material of silk and velvet is used on the more expensive side due to the high-end quality of the material. But the price you pay is worth it because the hood will last you a very long time. You can choose from a wide range of colors for both silk and cotton hoods. You can choose black if you just want to blend in with the crowd, or you can choose a material in a brighter color to make a bold statement. The fur lining is also on our hoods, which can be a good winter element.

Ornament

Now our hoods come in a huge range of colors. So if you’re looking for muted reds or a bright yellow hood, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Dunkelwolf. Decorated hoods are available for both men and women. The hoods we offer have a bit of intricate handwork or are simply hemmed with thread over the edges of the hoods. All in all, most of the hoods we offer are very minimalist, so the hood itself can be worn with a whole range of outfits. Our hoods serve the utility and want to be as authentic as possible to the medieval fashion era. Now that we’ve given you an overview of our famous hoods and cowls, you have no choice but to browse our huge selection and buy the one you like. Have fun shopping!