I didn’t see the Heath Ledger classic “A Knight’s Tale” until my Arthurian Legend class in college.
No, really. That’s when I saw it for the first time. My teacher really liked it, so she had us watch is as an example of courtly love (which, when you’re not paying attention, sounds a lot like ‘Courtney Love’ which can lead to a lot of confusion).
But yeah. This chainmail-fronted t-shirt would fit right in with the anachronistic world of “A Knight’s Tale,” in which women regularly wear their hair in cornrows, men ride horses into churches while flirting, and people do formal dances to David Bowie’s “Golden Years.”
I can easily see one of the characters wearing this during a jousting scene. And, in truth, that’s the only practical application I can think of for this t-shirt. Where else would you wear a t-shirt with one panel of chain mail?
And if you haven’t seen this movie yet, watch it. First of all because it’s Heath Ledger having fun, and second of all because it’s kind of amazingly cheesy in a not terrible but totally awful way. They play “We Will Rock You” during a joust. Queen at a joust, people. Come on.