Historically-accurate chainmail bikini?:D

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Around XIVth century if i not mistaken.

(edited) adding later examples

More examples of metal underwear:

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Last one, again, with chainmail shorts and unprotected legs. I can clearly see that guy priorities:D

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I hope that theirs is chainmail :eek::D

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Here (bottom left) yet another bearer of iron underwear without leg protection...
 
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Such bored expression on wounded soldiers are surprisingly common in medieval pictures.
Well, there's actually a reason for this. In medieval art they place a lot of importance in symbolism. The bored expression on the face of soldiers as they die is meant to represent their spiritual state. They had this thought that if you were a good Christian then you would be at peace at the moment of your death. This is why most medieval art that shows the battle between Christians and infidels typically show the infidels having expressions of pain.
 
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:eek:

Although, this is probably artist imagination, like many more things from medieval paintings (similar chest armor reinforcement existed, but not in this time and place)
 
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BTW, late medieval clothing for fencing/dueling also don't leave mach for imagination.

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And that's relatively tame example. (also note dual wielding with sword and dagger almost half a century before this became dominant form of fencing)