The Laethes Rashguard
The Laethes Rashguard
The Laethes Rashguard
The Laethes Rashguard
The Laethes Rashguard
The Laethes Rashguard

The Laethes Rashguard

Regular price $74.00 Most garments are offered on a made-to-order basis. Please allow for 3-5 weeks of lead time.
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Our Laethes design is based on the breastplate by Fillipo Negroli c. 1532-1535, made for Guidobaldo della Rovere, Duke of Urbino. This gorgeous armor features two bat-like wings that flank the torso, finely covered with scales and wildly glaring eyes. There are many interpretations of this armor's decoration, some saying it resembles written descriptions of the goddess Fame ("a vast, fearful monster, with a watchful eye meticulously set under every feather which grows on her, and for every one of them an a tongue in a mouth which is loud of speech and and an ear ever alert," Aeneid 4.181-83), others that it is based on the dragon hide armor of the Islamic warrior Rodomonte, which was covered in eyes like the wings of a seraph. Inscribed on the plaque in the center of the sternum is the Latin phrase "NVLLA BIBAM LAETHES OBLIVIA FLVMINE IN IPSO," roughly translating to "May I not drink of Lethe, for in this river lies oblivion." In Greek mythology, once spirits of the dead arrived in the underworld they would first drink of the waters of the river Lethe to forget their past lives, as well as to allow the living to forget them. This powerful phrase at once proclaims, "I do not want to forget who I was while I was alive, and I do not want others to forget me: my life is indelible." I hope you feel precisely that awesome when you wear this armor.

Our moisture-wicking 
rashguards make an excellent base layer for exercise or cosplay on those days where you want all the style of medieval armor and all of the performance of modern athletic wear. ✨ Designed with raglan sleeves with maximum comfort and range of motion, and furnished with thumb holes for added versatility. Our standard fit is made with narrower shoulders and curved torso shapes in mind.

Our model is 5'2 and wearing a size XS, long sleeve, in "Worn."

Leggings

We currently offer our leggings in Standard, Plus, and Iron fit! 

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 5'10" and below, long length for 5'10" and above.
Waist Band: The high-waisted band is 5 inches / 13 cm wide, the standard rise 3 inches / 8 cm.

 

Plus Fit Leggings

Size Waist Hip
1X 38-40 in
97-102 cm
48-51 in
122-130 cm
2X 40.5-42.5 in
103-108 cm
51.5-53.5 in
131-136 cm
3X 43-45 in
109-114 cm
54-56 in
137-142 cm
4X 45.5-47.5 in
116-121 cm
56.5-58.5 in
144-149 cm

Length: One length fits most.
Waist Band: Only available in high-waisted, band is 5 inches / 13 cm wide.

 

Iron Fit Leggings

Size Waist Hip
S 28-30 in
71-76 cm
33-35 in
84-89 cm
M 30-32 in
76-81 cm
35-37 in
89-94 cm
L 32-34 in
81-86 cm
37-39 in
94-99 cm
XL 34-37 in
86-94 cm
39-42 in
99-107 cm
XXL 37-40 in
94-102 cm
42-45 in
107-114 cm

Length: One length fits most.
Waist Band: 1" elastic waist.

 

Dresses and Standard Fit Tops

Size Bust Waist
XS 30-32 in
76-81 cm
24-26 in
61-66 cm
S 32.5-34.5 in
83-88 cm
26.5-28.5 in
67-72 cm
M 35-37 in
89-94 cm
29-31 in
74-79 cm
L 37.5-39.5 in
95-100 cm
31.5-33.5 in
80-85 cm
XL 40-42 in
102-107 cm
34-36 in
86-91 cm
XXL 42.5-44.5 in
108-113 cm
36.5-38.5 in
93-98 cm

Iron Fit Tops

Size Chest Waist
S 34-36 in
86-91 cm
28-30 in
71-76 cm
M 36.5-38.5 in
93-98 cm
30.5-32.5 in
77-83 cm
L 39-41 in
99-104 cm
33-35 in
84-89 cm
XL 41.5-43.5 in
105-110 cm
35.5-37.5 in
90-95 cm
XXL 44-46 in
112-117 cm
38-40 in
97-102 cm

 

Hoodies

Size Chest Waist
XS 34-37 in
86-94 cm
26-29 in
66-74 cm
S 37-40 in
94-102 cm
29-32 in
74-81 cm
M 40-43 in
102-109 cm
32-35 in
81-89 cm
L 43-46 in
109-117 cm
35-38 in
89-97 cm
XL 46-49 in
117-124 cm
38-41 in
97-104 cm
XXL 49-52 in
124-132 cm
41-44 in
104-112 cm

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 3-4 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.

 

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.

Domestic returns are free! If you wish to return any unworn and unwashed items, please contact info@loricaclothing.com to receive your prepaid return label (the process for international orders is the same, but unfortunately we cannot cover return postage for customers outside of the US). Please include in your email:

Order Number

Full Name

Product Name

Quantity

Size

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!

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