Historical female armor leggings based on 16th century Turkish mameluk armor
Historical female armor leggings based on 16th century Turkish mameluk armor
Historical female armor leggings based on 16th century Turkish mameluk armor
Historical female armor leggings based on 16th century Turkish mameluk armor

The Istanbul Leggings

Regular price $78.00 Most garments are offered on a made-to-order basis. Please allow for 3-5 weeks of lead time.
Waist Height

Based on late 15th and early 16th century Turkish mamluk armor, our Istanbul Leggings emulate the maille and plate (alternatively "plated mail" or "splinted mail") style that was primarily in use at the time in Middle Eastern heavy cavalry units. It is composed of steel plates woven together with rings to form a unified piece, then fastened with belts or laces.

Our model is 5'4 and wearing a size S in high-waisted, regular inseam.
Standard Fit Leggings
Size Waist Hip
XS 24-26 in
61-66 cm
32-34 in
81-86 cm
S 26.5-28.5 in
67-72 cm
34.5-36.5 in
88-92 cm
M 29-31 in
74-79 cm
37-39 in
94-99 cm
L 31.5-33.5 in
80-85 cm
39.5-41.5 in
100-105 cm
XL 34-36 in
86-91 cm
42-44 in
106-112 cm
XXL 36.5-38.5 in
93-98 cm
44.5-46.5 in
113-118 cm

Length: Regular length recommended for folks 5'9" and below, long length for 5'9" and above.
Waist Band: The high-waisted band is 5 inches / 13 cm wide, the standard rise 3 inches / 8 cm.


79% Recycled Polyester, 21% Spandex
UPF 50+ sun protection
Made in the USA


We believe in "slow fashion" to reduce waste from mass production, so many of our garments are made-to-order, and we often keep little in stock. Please allow 3-5 weeks for shipment of your items with that in mind!

Domestic orders are shipped via USPS: rates will vary based on selected service, package weight, and location (we ship from Potomac, MD). Sales tax of 6% will be charged for orders shipped to Maryland.

International orders are shipped via USPS International in combination with your local postal service. International customers are responsible for all customs duties, VAT taxes, and any other applicable taxes, fees, or actions required In your country to receive your goodies.


Domestic returns are free! We offer returns within 30 days of receipt of your goodies. We can't offer exchanges, unfortunately, but you are welcome to initiate a return and repurchase another pair in the correct size or style.

If you wish to return any unworn and unwashed items, please contact info@loricaclothing.com to receive a prepaid return label. International orders should still contact info@loricaclothing.com for a return address, but unfortunately we cannot cover return postage for customers outside of the US. Please include in your email:

Order Number
Full Name
Product Name
Reason (e.g. wrong size)

After we have received the Items In satisfactory condition, we will refund the purchase amount (less initial shipping charges).

If you received a faulty or incorrect item, please email us at info@loricaclothing.com so we can make it right!

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Good but Seam Texture challenging

These leggings are so pretty. I want very much to wear them all the time. But there’s something about the seams on the inside of the leggings. They are so noticeable. Still giving 4 stars because they’re lovely and I have texture issues so this is at least in part me. But I haven’t had this issue with any other brand of leggings.

For Fighting and Fashion

I run a HEMA school and I purchased these leggings to wear under my protectors to have that extra bit of flash while I fight or instruct. I ended up wearing these with or without my HEMA gear on and love the way it feels and looks. The detail of the armor is striking and I've already gotten a lot of compliments. The material is not see through so it is safe to wear as a standalone garment and there is enough room for my cup when I spar. I may go for the Iron Fit for my next pair but my range of motion is high in these. Don't hesitate if you are on the fence. They are worth it.


Perfect fit by measurements, firmly hugging high waist. Material feels soft, but has firm stretch, print is well done, stitching is strong. Great quality and feel pretty bada$$ in them.


Excellent quality, beautiful print. Love them!

Amazing! Thin ankles

These leggings are exactly the measurements ordered and might even be a bit long, which I deeply appreciate.
I'm 6'1", 175lbs and the Large is a great fit around the waist, inseam, and around my legs. This will be perfect for my use case as the base layer for a cosplay. Make sure to wear a dance belt or supportive/covering underwear as it's stretchy and tight in the groin.
The calves and ankles are quite tight and the ankles don't stretch significantly so keep that in mind. If you have thicker ankles or calves, increase your size by an appropriate amount.