Our new T-shirts have started to hit folk's mailboxes and we are excited to see how you look in your Arms and Armor +5 shirt of sword-fighting. Share a photo of yourself in your new A&A shirt on our Facebook page and you will be entered into a drawing to win the next mystery shirt due out before Christmas (an astonishing value of at least $20!). What blessing will the new shirt bestow? Will it still be V-neck? What kind of crazy buffs might accrue from wearing said garment? Will it be offered in any color other than grey? The odds are way in your favor since fewer than a hundred discerning sword-lovers purchased the first shirt. The judging process will be extremely partial and will no doubt involve single-malt scotch.
This means that we are running two totally silly, pretty meaningless competitions at the same time. Heck, you can even combine the competitions by wearing your awesome A&A shirt while destroying a pumpkin (check out the 2023 Arms and Armor Pumpkin Destruction contest here!).
The first sighting of our hoody in the wild!
Still want the first version of the shirt? Drop us an email at email@example.com and if enough people want one we will print another round - but it will be at least a month until those would be ready. Tallyho and sallyforth! Oh, and since we have to look at these pics at work, please keep them SFW.
Nathan Clough, Ph.D. is Vice President of Arms and Armor and a member of the governing board of The Oakeshott Institute. He is a historical martial artist and a former university professor of cultural geography. He has given presentations on historical arms at events including Longpoint and Combatcon, and presented scholarly papers at, among others, The International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Craig Johnson is the Production Manager of Arms and Armor and Secretary of The Oakeshott Institute. He has taught and published on the history of arms, armor and western martial arts for over 30 years. He has lectured at several schools and Universities, WMAW, HEMAC, 4W, and ICMS at Kalamazoo. His experiences include iron smelting, jousting, theatrical combat instruction and choreography, historical research, European martial arts and crafting weapons and armor since 1985