Aragorn Coronation Garb
Aragorn gets a bath, shave and washes his hair for his final scene. He does make a kingly entrance in the grand finally. He wears many layers of finery.
According to the Art of ROTK book:
"The crown is the same shape as Isildur's from the prologue. In fact, what we've done is use a lot of components from Isuldur's armor in this design: the pauldrons, breastplate, tassets, right down to the greaves, gloves and vambraces. This armor has probably been stored in a vault, maintained and polished, and Aragorn's eventual acceptance of his place in the continuing history of Middle-earth is signified by his wearing his ancestor's armor. We lowered the high neckline of the armor as worn by Isildur, so that we could see the Evenstar still around Aragorn's neck, and developed some richly embroidered cloth of various cuts and colors, as would befit a king of Gondor."
Comparison of Aragorn's Kingly wear
Aragorn does not wear a helmet with either outfit. He wears different red undertunics. He dons Elendil's cuirass (breastplate) for the coronation directly over the maille instead of the leather "silver tree" tunic.
Red Tunic Detail
The neck fabric looks soft and stretchy, maybe a cotton velour. It's a high soft turtle neck. The tunic zips up the back.
The sleeves are an entirely different fabric. They are shinny silk with a bit of a nubby texture. There is a design in there with a bit of black thread.
Tunic is long sleeved and extend to mid calf with the maille shirt.
Half circle of dark blue velvet, probably cotton velvet. Trim examples below. Mantle is bag lined in a goldish metallic silk satin. Note the gold has started to to stretch out and show over the edge. This happens when the two lining fabrics are not allowed to hang out before they are joined together and they stretch at different rates.
Trim Study on Mantle and tunic
Trim has been embroidered directly on the velvet. The "edge" is silver cord.
Thanks to all the contributions including Fatima, Sidhe, J man , Secret Elf, Kelldar, Kent
Exhibit pictures throughout this section thanks to Secrete Elf, Heather Garfeimao, Kelldar, Silvara and Rae
This page was last updated 04/22/08