Armor-inspired leggings are nothing new, but Elena Hutchinson of Lorica Clothing is focused on historical accuracy with patterns that are based on real medieval suits of armor.
The three designs released for the Lorica Clothing Kickstarter campaign are based on real medieval armor. The armor images below come from The Metropolitan Museum of Art collection:
Our leggings are constructed from a fabric that is 14% spandex and 86% recycled yarns derived from plastic bottles. In fact, about 20 bottles go into each pair. But they’re stretchy, soft, and moisture-wicking to keep you dry and stank-free no matter how hard you’re working. So basically you can save the earth by getting your sweat on in comfort. IT’S LIKE MAGIC.
Available in sizes XS through XXL, two rise heights (high-waisted, 5″ waistband; standard rise, 3″ waistband), and two inseams (regular; long), our leggings accommodate your body and style. (For reference, our models range in height from 5’2 to 5’8 and are all wearing regular length).
If you want to get some armored leggings of your own, head on over to the Kickstarter page and make your pledge. The project is currently over halfway to its goal with 19 days left, so there’s a decent chance that it will be fully funded.