I believe what the lady fencers were commenting on was the, as the guys
call it, the haughty helga chest protector. "They" have other names for
it too. It's a rigid plastic chest protector easily obtained from
Triplett competition arms.
Some choose to use the modern fencing jacket underneath a lighter layer,
but more often these days, fencers seem to incorporate all of the layers
needed in one jacket rather than an underjacket and period over layer.
Hope this helps
Creator of fencing garb since 1995.
A note on underarmor as I understand it, being somewhat new to fencing
AND garb making. I was told it is quite ok to make or buy a
fencing jacket and then cover it with a light period garment. This more
covers the specs of 'x' layers and so forth. However, note that the
"overtunic/overdoublet/shirt/thingie(?)" could get punctured...
| snaggable. I heard one of the lady fighters at the last event I went
| to talking about " underarmour". However, the marshalate handbook
| doesnt even mention it. BLEAH!
| Neither one of them have anything resembling garb. THey've got one
| outfit ( non period) each, and now it's -my- sewing honor on the line
| In need of a drink -
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