The arms on the tabard, however, settle the question definitely.
When I came nigh he turned, and thrust a bright something in 's tabard.
That of the Tabard must have been much larger, in order to accommodate so large a company.
Chaucer tells us that the Tabard in Southwark was juste by the Belle.
This piece of dress appears to have been the same as the tabard.
Mine host came forth at the summons, girding him with his tabard.
Obviously, however, a tabard requires other clothing to be worn with it.
He wears a cassock, and over that what may be a sleeved cope or tabard.
His tabard was black, without sleeves, and his doublet was scarlet silk.
We sleep to-night at the Tabard, where we shall meet other pilgrims.'