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Show your subarmalis!
Great job Mark! That's the sort of thing I've been thinking about making/having made, and then buying a leather/goatskin one to wear over it.
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Ryan, I've sent you a PM.
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Quote:**REVIVED THREAD!!** Tongue

Here's my effort, which I just finished last night. I'm working off Sander's design with a few modifications: It's 3 layers of wool sandwiched between 2 layers of linen on either side for the base layer. The shoulder doublers include another insert square of 3 wool and 2/2 linen, and that square is layered on a 'stair' or an additional 8 layers of wool, with another 2/2 layers of linen to remove the shoulder 'slope' as much as possible. (That's a total of 14 layers of wool and 12 layers of linen at it's thickest point - the quilting packs it down though, so it's not as bulky as you'd think). I'll post construction pics if you're really curious...

I opted for separate sewn-on lace-holes rather than the original design that was punched through the side. I figure if there's a catastrophic failure on the lacing system I'd rather just sew on a new lace hole rather than have to attempt to fix the entire piece. It's also quilted at 10cm. spacing rather than 5cm like in Sander's design because I think 10cm is adequate and his appears to be machine-stitched, whereas mine is 100% hand-stitched with linen thread (I built it to last). I forgot how much of a pain in the glutius it is to hand-quilt...The bonus is that I can always sew on pturges later if I want to be 'promoted' later on. 8+)

Hi Ryan,

Sander's a member of my group and I can tell you that the 5cm spaced quiting of his subarmalis was entirely handstiched, with linen thread. He's even crazier than you ;-)
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Hi,
this is my republican early-imperial officer's subarmalis....This is made of laminated linen (4 layers). Gorgon of leather and 4 bands of pteruges of linen.


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Not the best photos, but a glimpse of a selection of subarmalis I have made or bought off the peg. The one on the left is what I made originally for under a Seg.
Not so great for under mail though....
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Very nice indeed. I must get back to finishing my own replacement one soon.

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You should post one of your white one under the scale. Looks excellent in my opinion.
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Quote:I opted for separate sewn-on lace-holes rather than the original design that was punched through the side. I figure if there's a catastrophic failure on the lacing system I'd rather just sew on a new lace hole rather than have to attempt to fix the entire piece. It's also quilted at 10cm. spacing rather than 5cm like in Sander's design because I think 10cm is adequate and his appears to be machine-stitched, whereas mine is 100% hand-stitched with linen thread (I built it to last).

Bit late to see this but still wanted to say - as Jef already kindly did above - that not a single thread on my subarmalis is machine-stitched. Everything was hand-stitched, but I'll take your comment as a compliment.
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"You should post one of your white one under the scale. Looks excellent in my opinion."

Well, if you insist. ;-)


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The replacement will be in bleached linen, vertically quilted to resemble what appears to be shown on the Arlon reliefs, and hand stitched with linen thread. I am toying with the idea of making the outer layer of pteruges at the waist of covered rawhide, as I suspect that that would have been a more effective flexible defence, and might also better approximate the stiff appearance of the pteruges seen on the stelae of Favonius Facilis and Castricius Victor.

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Some great pictures on here.

Has anyone tried making a subarmalis with the high ribbed collar / 'turtle neck' effect that seems to be shown on some depictions?
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My new subarmalis. It is inspired by a famous tombstone of the 3rd century, but I wanted the pteryges too, so I had them added Smile

   

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(11-27-2016, 02:25 PM)panairjdde Wrote: My new subarmalis. It is inspired by a famous tombstone of the 3rd century, but I wanted the pteryges too, so I had them added Smile

Looking good.
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When I have my subarmalis made it will be based off the 5th Century Argos Museum mosaic, and I'll have Pteryges attached to it as well. (Pteryges everywhere!)

I like yours Salvatore, looks a lot like the tombstone. Good job.
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Salvatore very nice indeed Smile and I do like the colour you have chosen Wink
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