14th CENTURY HUNGARIAN JUPON
Eventually, as fashions changed the Cyclas was succeeded by the Jupon. The Jupon was a sleeveless surcoat that came down as far as the waist only. When the Jupon became popular the practise of embroidering coats of arms on clothes was at its most popular. This practise was best exemplified by Richard II, before his reign the surcoat in all its forms was mainly worn only by knights. But during Richard II’s reign everyone in his court were decked out in Jupon’s of varying extravagance, all bearing their coats of arms woven in silk and gold. The Jupon did not remain in fashion for very long and was soon superseded by the Tabard which has a close association with heraldry to the present day.
WEDDING OF RICHARD II AND ISABELLE 1396