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Chainmail vest?
« on: Dec 01, 2011, 12:19 AM »
Hey guys just curious I have a chainmail vest that's burried in my costume box.

I am fairly new here and I don't think it's allowed but figured its worth a shot.

Can you use a chainmail vest to attach your armor to?

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Re: Chainmail vest?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 01, 2011, 05:16 AM »
No.  You might be able to WEAR the chainmail, but chainmail doesn't hold plates up well.

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Re: Chainmail vest?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 01, 2011, 09:23 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: Chainmail vest?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 12, 2012, 08:52 PM »
You could us magnets to keep the plats to the chain mail.

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Re: Chainmail vest?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 12, 2012, 09:46 PM »
You could us magnets to keep the plats to the chain mail.
This doesn't change the fact that it is not an approved vest material.

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Re: Chainmail vest?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 12, 2012, 09:47 PM »
Has it even been asked about before?

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Re: Chainmail vest?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 12, 2012, 09:48 PM »
Several times.

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Re: Chainmail vest?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 12, 2012, 09:55 PM »
Has it even been asked about before?
More than I can count, and I've only been here a little over two years. Mail can and has been used as an accent material, but use as a main 'soft part' is HIGHLY discouraged. (read, unapproveable)

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Re: Chainmail vest?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 13, 2012, 07:31 AM »
Also, no matter how you stick plates to it, chainmail is a stretchy material.  It sags, so even if allowable, it wouldn't be a good vest.  Ask the renfaire enthusiasts about the 'chainmail paunch' problem.

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Re: Chainmail vest?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 13, 2012, 10:53 AM »
Mail can and has been used as an accent material

So, what kind of accents would chainmail be good for? Loincloths and stuff? A guy here wants to add medieval touches to his Legacy build, so this might interest him...

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Re: Chainmail vest?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 13, 2012, 11:06 AM »
Loincloth, kama, short sleeves, that sort of thing (though not all at once)

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Re: Chainmail vest?
« Reply #12 on: Jan 14, 2012, 11:51 AM »
Actually, here's a good rule of thumb on how much chainmail you can have and get away with it: six square feet max, or a backplate and a half, or two thirds of a square yard.  Less chainmail than there was canvas in Boba Fett's half cape.

Bear in mind too that my original plan was to have a chainmail flightsuit.  In hindsight, that would have been too much.

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Re: Chainmail vest?
« Reply #13 on: Jan 14, 2012, 10:29 PM »
I think that no more than three square feet, but that is just my opinion.

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