With the disappearance of the jupon we see the body defence exposed to view.
They agreed that he had fallen under the tyranny of the “jupon.”
Knights gave up the use of the camail and jupon, and were 117clothed in complete armour.
Roquefort gives the form Jupe, but jupon or Gipoun is more usual.
The jupon was a garment which covered the body from the camail to just above the knees.
And as to the camisole and jupon, I am not quite sure about them either.
The jupon is seen in the two knights tilting, in the woodcut on p. 348.
The jupon was not girded with a silk cord or a narrow belt; it was made to fit tight without any such fastening.
It will be noticed that on this knight the skirt of the jupon is scalloped, on the other it is plain.
The body armour is covered by a jupon; the tilting helmet has a knights chapeau and drapery carrying the lion crest.