Clothing are those items of garb worn by people for warmth or display, usually made of cloth or leather. When blazoning the clothing on a person (as distinct from the person), the term “vested” is used: e.g., “a maiden Or vested argent”. In such cases, the type of clothing is blazoned in the broadest terms, and is worth little if any heraldic difference.
While clothing is most often found worn on a person, items of clothing may also be used as heraldic charges in their own right. For specific entries, see: apron, belt, breeches, chemise, gauntlet (glove), habit, hat, hood, hose, jerkin, mantle, mask, maunch, shoe.
For related charges, see armor.