Arming cloths form the foundation of all wearable harnesses (suits of armour). Yet they are the most neglected part of a re-enactors kit.
Arming clothes are close fitting padded or unpadded underclothing that are pointed (cords) to secure the outer layers of maille and plate armour to.
They ensure that the outer armour is secured and fitted comfortably to maximise mobilty and minimise fatique.
Some of our gamebesons can also serve as arming clothe (e.g. our 15th C padded doublet) and others are designed specifically as arming clothes.
15th Century Arming Doublet for Western Martial Arts or as a foundation garment for a 15th century harness. It is also great for HEMA or any sword based partial art. It provides excellent protection to the torso and arms while its clever tailoring provides the greatest freedom of movement of all of the padded body armours in our range.