Back in The Day, one could make carpet armor pretty cheaply and it was protective. Hot, itchy and tacky, but protective and cheap. :-) What can I do today, that is as cheap and protective as carpet armor (and less unsightly).
And so begins the Old Tired Squire Thrift Store Armor Project.
My first prototype will be a poor squire's arming jack. (I hope)
1 tee shirt from Goodwill thrift store......$1.99
1 men's belt from Goodwill................... $2.99
1 pair sweat pants from Goodwill $3.99 (not period but cheap)
[After Sunday fighter practice]
Leather or shock cord lacing
Grommets from Tandy
2 Leather bellies (seconds) from Tandy Leather Factory -- $20.00
So that's my material list. From that I hope to get at least some useful armor. Or, at the very least, experience in what does NOT work. :-)