I have reviewed the mountain of material on garb in the archives and
haven't found the answer I am looking for so I hope that someone can
help me. I thought that I had remembered reading somewhere about the
wearing of armor and weapons in court. I thought that the article
had said that occasionally castle guards would wear kote only within
the walls of the castle or some such thing.
First, what were the rules for wearing armor when not in battle, if
any, and secondly, is it period for Muromachi era to wear shino-gote
(or, more appropriately a varition not requiring connection to the
rest of the armor) under the regular garb sleeves?
I am trying to give more period appearance to my need for gauntlets
when fighting light weapons( with shinai, not rapier. Some of us do
that in Caid).
Any help would be appreciated.