These Historically Accurate Medieval Armour Print Leggings Are FABULOUS

What could be better for digging in than a pair of super-comfy leggings? Why, super-comfy leggings that make your legs look like a lean, mean, medieval fighting machine of course!

So here’s a tip: leggings are great for digging in. They’re warm, stretchy and quick to dry. And now, thanks to these designs by Lorica Clothing, they’re perfect for showing off your inner history geek too.

Created by Elena Hutchinson, each design is based on a real suit of armour from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Arms and Armour collection.

Even better, they’re environmental friendly – each pair is made from 20 recycled plastic water bottles.

C’mon, we want to pull on a pair and go questing already! But how to get hold of one? The bad news is they were available through Elena’s crowdfunding campaign which has now closed. The good news is, the crowdfunding campaign was successful and she’ll soon be opening an online shop… just in time for dig season we hope!

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Written by Maiya Pina-Dacier

Head of Community at DigVentures, Maiya digs with a trowel in one hand, and a Twitter feed in the other. She reports on all our discoveries live from the trenches, and keeps our Site Hut full of the latest archaeology news. Got a story? Just drop her a line...

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