Leather brigandines are a revised version of the earlier coat of plates. Brigandines featured small leather or steel plates sandwiched in between two pieces of suede. Leather brigandines first surfaced in the 14th Century and became very popular in the 15th Century. Brigandines made of leather were used by everyone, from archers and knights to bandits and outlaws. Our leather brigandines allows re-enactors flexibility while providing protection to the upper body. Our leather brigandines are made of quality leather and come in a variety of sizes and colors.