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"The Romans knew how to make supple leather and tough leather (through boiling) for use as armor" - The idea of roman leather armor is generally seen in recent (post 1970) scholarship as an invalid interpretation of artistic sources and detracts from the quality of this article in the eyes of knowledgeable readers, have modified with a [citation required] with a view to removing the statement "(through boiling) for use as armor" and rephrasing the resultant fragmentary sentence at a later date if citations cannot be provided. Thoughts? Nathandbeal (talk) 10:25, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Left this be for a month, clearly no issue with the proposed change, going ahead Nathandbeal (talk) 08:51, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
This section needs improvement. Several points are made that require documentation, or are plainly erroneous. Footnote 3, for instance is linked to a commercial website selling poorly researched leather costuming, rather than the author relying upon scholarly documentation for such a claim about leather wristbands. Additionally, the claim that leather goods were given by family members rather than throught the supply system is unfounded. The notion of leather being used for heavy coats against harsh weather is purely speculative.
Otherwise, the article is interesting and helpful as a basic primer in Roman clothing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Scholardiogenes (talk • contribs) 01:45, 5 July 2008 (UTC)