Payson wrote:Historic Enterprises. No unnecessary padding to bind arms and which doesn't fit anyway under properly fitted plate. http://historicenterprises.com/doublet- ... th=101_135
Wolfgang Ritter wrote:Okay, I'm nitpicking, but please make sure what you want. The term jack is mostly used for a textile armour, you don't need that sort of padded textile protection for plate armour.
If it's a doublet underneath plate armour I do recommend to have it measured properly = taking the measures face-to-face.
As far as I and others were able to research it, you'll have the leg-armour attached to the arming doublet as well.
You must have correct fit around the arms and shoulder section, otherwise you'll be handicapped with your movements; i.e. whenever you'll raise your arm, you'll raise the leg-armour as well if it doesn't fit properly.
Therefore your arm must fit rexactly at the shoulder point.
Get someone who is able to do a good 15th or 16th century doublet ansd ask him/her to do it with slight changes for your arming doublwet. The changes will be:
- a stiffer body part, I'll recommend linnen as wool is a bit too flexible and maybe stretches. Three, maybe four layers should be enough (depending on the thickness of the fabric);
- linen for the arms are good as well, but there wool with an inner layer of linen will do as well, as long as you make sure it's rather tight-fitting.
- if you only need it for armour not for reenactment purpose, it'll be enough to applicate small leather pieces on shoulder, upper arm, elbow etc. to put the laces for tying the armour through; you don't want to do eyelets through several layers of fabric.
MugginsToadwort wrote:My 14th century get-up uses a pourpoint and a heavy gambeson under mail, but I was looking at something a lot thinner under the 16th C stuff. My wife normally does the sewing, as she is prepared to work with natural fabrics and make patterns from pictures- nobody else really does such stuff around here. I'm not happy about off-the-shelf, but unless I wait for Anja to make time for more sewing (unlikely), I'm going to have to work with an overseas seamstress.
And I will be fighting in the armour. Legs are done, work very nicely on the pourpoint. Breastplate and backplate nearly ready, but everything else is slightly dependent on the arming doublet..
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