A brigandine was typically made of small plates of steel. However, this proved to be a problem as small plates were less able to take a heavy impact than larger ones. Accordingly, the plates were enlarged over time and were made to be a better anatomical fit. A characteristic feature of big-plate brigandines was a skirt of laminar structures that was absent in small-plated brigandines. These eventually evolved into what amounts to a cloth-covered cuirass.
The plates of our Corazzina Brigandine are made of 1.5mm cold rolled steel, but other options are available such as tempered steel and titanium. You may also select either wool or suede leather for the exterior, which will be reinforced with a layer of canvas.
Please note, that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.