Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

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Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

Postby Alexander of Beeford » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:23 pm

This review is much too late - I reveived the doublet a couple of weeks ago, but have been a little busy since. Sorry!

A little while back I got an email to let me know the doublet was ready for pickup, and took a trip down to get it. When we quickly realised the fit wasn't good (ripping stitches and showing wadding = not good!) I received no end of apologies, and was promised it'd be redone and posted off to me first class, at no expense.
True to their word, it arrived in next to no time, and I got to use it in some combat a couple of days later.
The fit around the back of the neck was a little tight, but barely noticable when armoured up and especially when fighting. Other than that, it fit perfectly.

Nigel and Debbie were really accomodating. Fitting sessions were reasonably short, often bulked up by random banter (and tea! :D ) I've honestly never met people I was more willing to give my money to. Quality for money was brilliant, I'm happy to reccommend them to anyone.

And now for the bit you've all been waiting for! Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of me in it, so it's posing on a mannequin, and in my airing cupboard. The voiders are cap-a-pie, bought from Frances Perry of this forum.
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Now I just need some armour that actually fits me :roll:


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Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

Postby Tuppence » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:54 am

:oops:


Thank you.


If you're going to make it to Torm, do me a favour, and bring it, just so's I can check it myself (mindless work paranoia alert...).


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Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

Postby Alexander of Beeford » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:57 am

Tuppence wrote::oops:


Thank you.


If you're going to make it to Torm, do me a favour, and bring it, just so's I can check it myself (mindless work paranoia alert...).


I'm planning to be at Torm on Saturday. I'll be there on the Friday, but too late for the market (I'll have to wander the streets to look for stuff to do for the night :doh: ) It'll definitely be with me, as I'm seeing Matt B about armour that day, so I'll come find you too :D


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Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

Postby Jim » Mon May 10, 2010 1:44 pm

I think you've put the voiders on the wrong way around, the long section goes down the arm, the shorter section drops from the armpit across the ribs.


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Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

Postby Alexander of Beeford » Mon May 10, 2010 1:54 pm

Jim wrote:I think you've put the voiders on the wrong way around, the long section goes down the arm, the shorter section drops from the armpit across the ribs.



You may well have a very good point there :oops:
They're only sewn on lightly. When they finally give out I'll put them on the right way around. Ta! :thumbup:


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Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

Postby Jim » Mon May 10, 2010 2:08 pm

Alexander of Beeford wrote:You may well have a very good point there :oops:
They're only sewn on lightly. When they finally give out I'll put them on the right way around. Ta! :thumbup:


Don't worry, easy mistake to make if you've not used voiders before! :thumbup: :crazy:


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Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

Postby Alexander of Beeford » Mon May 10, 2010 2:32 pm

Jim wrote:
Alexander of Beeford wrote:You may well have a very good point there :oops:
They're only sewn on lightly. When they finally give out I'll put them on the right way around. Ta! :thumbup:


Don't worry, easy mistake to make if you've not used voiders before! :thumbup: :crazy:


Are voiders arm-specific? (left/right) How baggy should I leave them under my arms?
You've let yourself in for a bomb of questions now :devil:


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Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

Postby Jim » Mon May 10, 2010 2:48 pm

Alexander of Beeford wrote:
Jim wrote:
Alexander of Beeford wrote:You may well have a very good point there :oops:
They're only sewn on lightly. When they finally give out I'll put them on the right way around. Ta! :thumbup:


Don't worry, easy mistake to make if you've not used voiders before! :thumbup: :crazy:


Are voiders arm-specific? (left/right) How baggy should I leave them under my arms?
You've let yourself in for a bomb of questions now :devil:


IMHO they should be right up into the armpit, don't let 'em sag! They're not arm-specific, no.


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Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

Postby Alexander of Beeford » Mon May 10, 2010 3:34 pm

Jim wrote:IMHO they should be right up into the armpit, don't let 'em sag! They're not arm-specific, no.


Righto, Thanks :D


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Re: Review: arming doublet from The Padded Armour Company

Postby Jim » Mon May 10, 2010 3:46 pm

Alexander of Beeford wrote:
Jim wrote:IMHO they should be right up into the armpit, don't let 'em sag! They're not arm-specific, no.


Righto, Thanks :D


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