Medieval Monday: Maximilian Armor

If you’re new to these here parts, every Monday I like to do what I call Medieval Monday. I highlight a specific term from the medieval ages, and expand on the definition of that term and describe its appearance. If there is something you would like to see featured in a Medieval Monday, hop into the comments and say so.

This weeks Medieval Monday is brought to you by storiesbywilliams, who mentioned the Maximilian armor in last week’s highlight of the barbute.

I'm one sexy bitch.

When you think full plate armor, Maximilian armor is likely what you envision whether you know it or not. The plate armor is from around the 16th-century, and is of German descent. It was apparently made for Emperor Maximilian I, who requested that the full plate not only provide protection to its wearer but also be fashionable.

Maximilian armor is distinguished by its armets and bellows-visored helmets, tightly cinched cuirass, and squared sabaton. The armor was also styled with narrow fluting that ran parallel to each other across the entire suit. This armor was considered fashionable because it was designed to imitate pleated clothing, which was quite the “thing” back in Europe those days.

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  1. Yaaaaay! Too bad there isn’t a superlike button. And it’s true, this armor does look kind of feminine doesn’t it? I for one would think whoever wearing it looked sexy 😉

    1. They definitely nailed the stylish part when designing this armor. It almost gives the wearer an hourglass figure with how cinched the waist is.

      Thanks for stopping by again, storiesbywilliams!

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