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Garments of the Knights Templar

The Latin Rule also referred to as the "Specific Behavior for the Templar Order," is a document that organizes all aspects of the order's members' lives. It also details out what is allowed and is not allowed in garments. While knights wore white mantles, sergeants wore black ones. In the 12th century, a red cross was added to the garments. There was a draper that distributed the garments to the Templars. The Latin Rule provides more information about the dress code of the Knights Templar. The first principle is that all "the brothers" should be dressed in a single color, as a uniform and religious clothing. The color is preferably white, as it stands for purity, not just of heart,...

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Knights Templar Uniforms

In this blog post, we’ll describe and compare the uniforms of the Masonic Knights Templars and that of the historical Templars of the Crusades. Their uniforms are different even though they share similar names.    Uniforms of the Historical Knights Templar Image credit: http://www.medievalwarfare.info/templars.htm The Knights Templar were identified by the white mantle decorated with the red cross pattee their knights wore. The sergeants wore a brown mantle. When the Knights Templar were first established, they did not wear the red cross on their uniforms as they were not permitted to do so. The Knights Templar were a noble body that followed strict guidelines and regulations with uniform conformity. Knights Templar Tunic Outfits Collection   In 1129, the Templar Rule was written...

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