Post your favorite armours and/or uniforms from any time and place in history.
I will bump some pictures, here is Charles V parade helmet.
Also, feel free to write facts about the armour you are posting.
I don't think it really matters nowadays.
>now everybody wears suits.
Yes, but idk, maybe it's because of my job and shit, but there's a huge difference in some shmuck wearing a Calvin Klein suit and guess watch and a man wearing a Rolex with a Louis Vuitton suit and shoes.
That's how you know someone is big now a days. Step your game up little nigga.
Anyone can afford to be gaudy now so it doesn't set you apart like it used to.
Suits are kind of like uniforms and the elite will wear expensive watches, sunglasses and things like insignias.
I got R.R. McIan's Clans of the Scottish Highlands for my birthday. It's really great.
>you would immediately know that he was a big guy
Just because armor looks fancy doesn't mean it's purely decorative.
It's like if you saw a rock musician with a Gibson Les Paul Gold Top, you wouldn't assume that they never actually played it.
Also check out how Scottish this armor is
Just imagine how satisfactory it was to wear this.
>thinks armor cant be pretty and effective
chainmail vest and helmet worn by Kondo isami, the commander of the shinsengumi.
The shinsengumi were a paramiltary unit charged with maintaining order in Kyoto during the bakumatsu.
The chain mail, I believe would have been worn under his cloths
Kings are the biggest thieves of all
European empires roamed the world convincing everyone that your aesthetics are shit. Idiots believe them.
2) Nationalism & Democracy
Claims of pluralism and egalitarianism led to leaders of nations wearing pleb tier shit because of it.
You want important people to dress otherwise? Look to monarchies, theocracies, and military dictatorships. Not in republics.
>thinks having big grabby-horns on the head is effective
So yer enemy can take hold of your helmet more easily and throw you down by it, or strangle you, or have more leverage to knock it off yer head?
Portuguese Harquebusier's armour during D. Pedro II's rule.
Latter Chink armor is always beaten by Classical Chinese armor tho.
>Why do important people dress like shit nowadays?
Because most people aren't as stupid as they were back then, meaning, they realize there's more to a "leader" than just a flashy fucking costume.
If someone wears Rolex and Louis Vuitton, he's just a nouveau riche faglord who probably can't eat properly at a diner table. A Charvet suit and/or shirt will really show you are a distinguished person.
The world is far more educated than ever before
And all the food we have means more nutrition goes to the brains of everyone during their childhoods, making people in general just smarter
It's kind of sad that the Victorians had to go and "restore" most armours they had to pure silver finishes when most examples were probably painted. Probably has completely skewed the popular image of medieval armour for decades if not centuries.
You can literally say that about all armor.
Well in case of the T'ang-Song Chinese one.
>Forearm guards and greaves go first.
>Followed by the "pauldrons" and the "faulds."
>Fauld is sometimes integrated into the first layer cuirass, which is front lacing.
>A front and back facing second layer of lamellar, or partial plate is them topped over the first layer of lamellar like a front and back facing apron.
>A cushion or yet another lamellar belt is them wrapped around you, secured by the snarling demon bellyplate/belt buckle.
However there's no uniform armor of this style really since this represented the high end shit worn by generals, elite units, and richer private military organizations, and were often custom made. Some were fully lamellar, some were partial plate/lammellar, later on some of these even came with chainmail integration. Some officers eschewed this style for a brigandine armor.
I'm fairly certain that 'white armour' was at least during the first half of the 15th century quite popular, at least with the English, since I remember to have read accounts of Italian mercenaries who specifically remarked on the English habit to polish their armours when not in combat so that they would shine white on the battlefield.
I'll be the first one with uniforms then
>tfw you'll never defeat Rommel while wearing crisp shorts
I love the look of some of the really early US Marines landing in Vietnam all in full body armor and gear.
I guess in the same way that Christians justify putting gargoyles and other depictions of demons on churches: They serve to fend off real demons, to ridicule the devil or to scare away evildoes.
I will post these WWII and Post-War Soviet Uniforms, then dump armor.
Foot combat armor of an Elector to the >H>R>E (I think Saxony's ruler).
Kinda shifting back to uniforms.
A piece of armor I forgot to post, will go back to uniforms after this.
With this posting of Soviet uniforms, I will stop for now, though I have many more.
i know its lotr, but I would have shat myslef if i saw a 2m high monster wearing this shit in the middle of a battle
I'm pretty sure that's Aztec jaguar warrior armor, which would be north America.
South American would be either linked gold scales (for kings, priests, and princes) or reed armor.
Good luck, stone age peasants. The mother fuckin Bronze Age has arrived
Say what you want about the "folded 9000 times" meme... the Nips knew how to make armor that protected the warrior and intimidated those weak minded rice farmers they fielded en masse
This German laughed all the way to the frontlines inside this armor. I know I would
The Macedonians knew how to make some good armor too
It was also... short. Good for staring at your lover's ass during combat I guess
Nice step by step
Give it a minute too, the first picture lasts a long time
Here is some armor dug up from the Visby battlefield. If you want to see what medieval combat did to people... look up the skeletons they dug up.
One dude literally had both his legs cleaved from a massive blow before falling where he laid for almost 600 years
Yes. The Qianlong Emperor commissioned a set of paintings for his guardsmen during the 10 Great Campaigns period. This man is called Zhanyinbao.
The scribbles in both Manchu and Chinese is a poem praising Zhanyinbao's merits in the battles against the Dzungar.
"Barehanded he rode the giant whale (name of his horse),
Capturing Weinuo in battle.
The bandits' heads were strung together
The length of his long lance.
With both hands he held open the declaration of war
All the way to Balikun [in Xinjiang Province].
Without [even pausing] to comb his horse's mane,
He returned and reported to his commander."
Be a great way to soften the enemy lines before they charge you or charge them... surprise archers are always a harsh weapon
>The bandits' heads were strung together
>The length of his long lance.
Holy shit, that's a lot of heads
Checked once more
Once the pilum died off, the favored ranged weapon used by Western Roman infantry was a small dart either thrown or slung like this chap shows
Competing against Kim Il-Suk here is his cousin, Laszlo Nagyszag
Must have been a hell of a fight
Last one, a nice story for this guy. He is the son of a Liberian nobleman who married into a German noble family. Born and raised in Germany, he was swept up by the nationalism gripping Germany during WWI, after it, and before WWII.
Another fun fact: despite Nazi policies against non-Aryans, he was met with genuine friendliness when it came to his skills in the trades. It was only when he tried joining the military both as a child and later as an adult that his skin color came up as a problem
haha lol yes it looks like bob
im lacking in buckets frankly
Germany had so much potential.
This is some armor made a long time ago, in a place far away.
The best part? All fit one size.
These men is to happy just to get a drink, i think they might be get somthing more after
>that script on the breastplate
Anyone know what is says?
They're Greeks soooooo... they are
Ive actually looked through this, but im looking for info on a shield from the late period, as in the oval scutums. If you look at the picture the scutum the plumbata guy is throwing has a bowl shaped curvature, and given that I am not experienced in wood working I have no idea how to obtain that. Thoughts?
>implying that renaissance/medieval rulers walked around wearing full suits of armor all the time
shit wasn't as heavy as people like to say, but it's not something you'd want to wear around all day, or even for important functions, necessarily.
They had scale armour on the right side of their layered cloth armour because the shield was in their left hand, right?
Well when they had scale on their armor it was usually depicted on both sides or all around. I guess if the owner didnt have enough they would only do one side. Yes though the right side would be more important cause of the shield, same reason why it closes on the left.
That picture isnt the best source but nice. When spread out its flat and straight. Plus the upper right part that shows metal covered by cloth is something that has no basis. There are no examples of it. We have one of all metal but shows no signs of have being faced with cloth. The only physical piece of a thorax is all leather, not cloth
Is it cold in this exhibit or is it just me?
people considered that fashionable back then; later on it was replaced with square, bear-paw looking sabatons
I think they mostly was suposed to be on horse so crotch protection wasent nr 1 priority
The trend with pointy sabatons was somthing crusader took with them back from the holy land, and from what i heard, when the knight got dissmounted they would cut of the most of their pointy shoes so they could walk a lot esier
pretty easily in a wide variety of ways if you get an opening
especially if you take out his horse first, a huge unarmored meaty target for your weapon of choice that will leave him broken on the ground ripe for killing