These leggings aren’t just pattern on fabric, they’re designed on basis of real medieval armor. All three variants of the leggings take inspiration from actual pieces of armor, all of which are currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The Augsburg Leggings are inspired by the Gothic style plate armor used in the 15th century Holy Roman Empire. Henry VIII leggings are predictably inspired by the field armor of King Henry VIII of England, while the Scudamore Leggings take inspiration from the field armor of Elizabethan soldier Sir James Scudamore.
If you need more to go along with the impressive patterns, there’s an eco-friendly angle too. To quote their Kickstarter page, “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.”
The leggings have been a runaway hit on Kickstarter, raising ten times their initial ask (and still with several days to spare), causing the seller to slightly push back the delivery dates. On the plus side, they now also include armor bodysuits/leotards, chainmail tees and hoodies.