"The Kingmaker" Linen Chausses
Leg padding with leather arming points
If you are sick of the weight of a leg harness and need a break from metal armor, or simply wish to find some variety of protection that still allows you to run unencumbered, padded chausses are the perfect option. They can be worn on their own as light armor, or go excellently under armor to protect you from any points where the metal might rub. The thin padding also allows for a bit of extra impact protection in addition to your armor.
Comfort was the most important factor in making these chausses. They are made of two layers of 100% flax linen, with a thin layer of natural batting inside to allow for a bit of padding. The flax linen comes in beautiful bright colors and softens up to be comfortable next to your skin, as well as allowing for a great deal of breathability that will keep you cool in the heat of battle. To further allow for comfort, a round panel of fabric has been taken out behind the knee to prevent the material from bunching and causing pain or difficulty moving.
These chausses are anatomically shaped to fit your body like a glove. They have no stirrup under the foot as many other chausses often do, but instead finish at the base of the foot, with the sides dipping down to protect your ankle a little bit as well. This means that they offer maximum coverage as well as being very comfortable. To ensure they are tight to the calf, they have lacing at the back to give you the closest possible fit, as well as durable metal eyelets.
You wear these chausses as you would any other pair of split hose – with one on each leg. They are in the style of XIV century style pants, which of course have no codpiece like later style leg coverings, and instead can be pointed at the top to braies or an arming belt to keep them from falling down. Leather arming points have been sewn to each hip to give you the ability to attach your leg armor if you so choose.
The edges of these chausses are expertly finished with bias binding, so you can fight knowing that they are solidly constructed and aren’t going to fall apart on you. There are two choices of color patterns, and it’s up to you if you choose to go for something basic or something a little bit brighter. The first option is, of course, a singular color, and the other option is to have a second color on the inside, which will also make an appearance on the bias binding for a pop of contrast.
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- 100% flax linen;
- Natural batting;
- Metal eyelets.
- Can be worn with or without armor;
- Historically inspired;
- Flax linen allows for breathability;
- Prevents your armor from rubbing;
- Allow for movement;
- Lightly padded;
- Many color options available;
- Shaped for comfort;
- Leather arming points.
This item is part of the “The Kingmaker” collectionView collection