In most of the examples which we give of this period, the taces have a mail skirt or fringe attached to the lowest plate.
The taces are hinged at the side for convenience in putting on and off.
The tastefully-decorated breastplate has laminated gussets, and taces to which are attached the conspicuous lamboys.
The later form of Gothic breastplate is longer, and the taces fewer in number.
The taces also are short, with a deep skirt of mail below them.
The breastplate is short, and consequently the taces are more numerous than when the breastplate is longer.
The sword-belt was narrow, and was worn diagonally over the taces, and the general form of the sword remained unaltered.
The unusual shape of the helmet will be noticed, and it will be seen that there is a skirt or fringe of mail below the taces.
From the taces are hung Tassets, ending in a point towards the lower edge.