The restored Order of the Temple of Solomon is the direct continuation of the historical institution of the original Knights Templar from 1118 AD, as a sovereign subject of international law. Accordingly, such regalia is only authentic to Freemasonry, and not to historical Templarism. Mix & match this shirt with other items to create an avatar that is unique to you! Manufacturing by a world-class governmental supplier has been arranged, but setup costs of the museum-quality Regalia required for a major historical Order has been a lower priority than budgets for humanitarian missions. Regalia is a timeless tradition based upon conventional protocols, used for practical purposes, as uniforms properly identifying a chivalric Order or sovereign institution in official or diplomatic relations. The Hospitaller Knight Complete Set Includes: (1) Chainmail Hauberk (Butted, Mild Steel) (1) Chainmail Coif (Butted, Mild Steel) (1) Hospitaller Cloak (1) Hospitaller Surcoat (1) Medieval Mid-Calf Soldier Boots (1) Classic Medieval Sword (1) Norman Helmet Please note that we are able to customize your costume in any way possible. Instead of storing it in a closet only for rare events, modern Templars can fully enjoy their uniform for every-day use in diverse situations. 6-6th, Art. No Red Cross – The trademark tunic and cloak bearing the red cross was not established until 1146 AD, by order of Pope Eugenius, 28 years after the Order was created. One explanation reveals why the famous early Templar robes were superficially perceived and commonly described as being “white”: In the extremely bright direct sunlight of the Middle East, the light brown “sand” color of Templar uniforms only appeared to be “white”, as an optical illusion. [16] Noel Cox, The Robes and Insignia of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, Arma: Journal of the Heraldry Society of Southern Africa (1999-2000), Issue 5.2. [12] Frank Sanello, The Knights Templars: God’s Warriors, the Devil’s Bankers, Taylor Trade Publishing, Oxford (2003), pp.14-15. No [Templar] shall wear a hood on his head. Regalia is an ancient tradition continued through medieval chivalric institutions, communicating their official status and public role within an international system. [6] W.G. 9). A warrior especially needs these three things:  He must guard his person with strength, shrewdness and care; He must be free in his movements, and he must be quick to draw his sword. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. Customize your avatar with the (HR)[Knights Hospitaller]: High Rank Shirt and millions of other items. Customize your avatar with the Knights Hospitaller Uniform and millions of other items. The Knights Templar order, of religious and military character, was founded in Jerusalem in the year 1118 by nine crusader knights. It is designed in full compliance with all customary rules to be versatile. No Decorative Shows – Saint Bernard also confirmed the rules on “No White Robes” and “Monastic Clothing” for practical real-world effectiveness, in his speech In Praise of the New Knighthood (ca. [8]. The waistcoat is red colour, reminiscent of the medieval red cross, which together with the black cuffs reflects the dominant heraldic colours of the Templar flag as a sovereign non-territorial Principality of statehood. … They set their minds on fighting to win rather than on parading for show.” (Chapter 4) [13]. It is accompanied by a high waistcoat. [22] Herbert Arthur Previté Trendell, Dress and Insignia Worn at His Majesty’s Court, Harrison & Sons, for Lord Chamberlain’s Office, London (1921), Part I, “Full Dress and Levée Dress”, p.40. No White Robes – Despite numerous history books describing the classic Templar robes as “white”, and notwithstanding numerous fraternities aspiring to “Templar” affiliation wearing white robes, as a matter of historical fact they were not white. A Collar of Order of “gold” metal is authorized for official events. [9]. A Livery Collar (and badge) of “light steel” is authorized, to match the silver trim. The historical fact of Templar robes being light brown is further confirmed by the regalia of the Eastern European Teutonic Knights, established in 1190 AD as a direct branch of the founding Western European Knights Templar [7]. It is thus suitable for formal, semi-formal or informal dress. The sand colour of the jacket allows it to also be worn with khaki chino trousers (or dress) as functional day-wear. A Collar of Office of “gold” metal is authorized for official events. As a result, it is appropriate as sufficiently “old fashioned” to reflect almost 900 years of Templar heritage, without being too archaic or anachronistic. .goog-te-banner-frame {display:none !important;} This was appropriate as a desert “camouflage” color, and was practical to conceal occasional specks or smears of dirt during the course of active field work. The Temple Rule of 1129 AD from Saint Bernard is evidence that the white robes from the first few years of the original Knights Templar were quickly ruled out. The primary purpose of regalia is for all members and officials of a historical institution wearing it to be reminded of the profound responsibilities which their traditions have entrusted to them. A Livery Collar (and badge) of “bronze” metal is authorized, to match the gold trim. The popularized ceremonial trappings widely used by self-styled revival groups, generally attributed to the “Knights Templar”, are not authentic to the 12th century Order of the Temple of Solomon. The Teutonic robes are well-known to have been “brown”. King Richard I of England ca. Complete costume set for an authentic reproduction, Big discount over buying individual items.