This is the first type of a doublet. The basquine is longer then in the later type of doublet and reaches the buttocks. There is also a possibility to order a doublet which is fastened with buttons The doublet can be made only from linen or from wool with linen lining.
Doublets probably originate from a part of military garments. Doubletes appeared in the middle of the 14th century. A doublet was worn under outer garments, although in some situations (like war campaign or work) it could be worn without outergarments. The cut of a doublet was well-fitted to the body. One of its basic functions was to hold the separate hose.