Going Above & Beyond
I’m by no means an expert, but I do watch far too many historical fashion videos, and I’m pretty good at doing research on the internet. If you are an expert, call me, we can edit this together. That being said, here’s some info for if you want to strive for as much period accuracy as possible. Not a lot of people are going to go this hard, and that’s fine. This document covers Western Europe where the game is set. Any other regions would need further individual research.
~ Nicole Grant
Peasants and nobles alike wore mostly linen and wool. Woven fabrics. A loose weave of any of these materials can be cool in warmer weather. Linen can start out a bit stiff, but softens as it gets washed multiple times. Wool as an outer layer was essential for staying warm in cold weather. It also has moisture wicking properties.
Clothing was very colorful. Even peasant clothing. Natural dyes could be quite vibrant, especially blues, greens, yellows and oranges.
Belt pouches could be made from leather or cloth.
Cloaks and mantles were more common than coats, and usually fastened with brooches.
Skirts, Dresses, Tunics & Pants
Necklines were fairly high for all genders. It usually only goes as low as about the collar bone, not including a decorative slit in the middle.
Underwear for men consisted of braies, and perhaps an undershirt. Both made of linen. Braies were shaped somewhat like loose boxers, slightly longer on the leg, and used a drawstring at the waist. There could also be drawstrings or ties at the leg openings. There was a slit in the front with overlapping fabric for relieving oneself.
Hair & Makeup
Hair for men could be short, or longer until around shoulder length. Perhaps longer at times.
Plate armor and articulated armor did not exist yet.
Food & Drink
The mid-section of the Rhine river has been a wine growing region since at least Roman times. This region is to the northwest of the Black Forest, but wine would've been easily transported down the river. It likely would've been available to all but the very poorest serfs. Spicing wine was common among upper classes.