Made a quick video of how I put armour on by myself, with the help of my trusty coat-hanger, Squire. There’s no crappy talking, just me making a lot of dumb faces. I got halfway through filming before I realised I left my bracers in my car, whoops. Hope you guys like it. Feel free to ask me question.
It’s silly, but I had fun making it, and the music fits strangely well.
@bikiniarmorbattledamage a more comprehensive video for ya’ll 😉
An awesome display of the process of putting over a basic set of plate armor without the assistance of a squire (which is how most people wearing it would have had to have put it on).
While traditionally we see illustrations showing plate armor being put on with an assistant, it’s worth remembering that we usually only see illustrations of knights who had already had squires and so put them to good use. Men-at-arms without squires had to do things themselves.
That and throughout various periods in history people have designed clothes that can’t be put on without assistance purely to demonstrate that they were wealthy enough to a personal servant.