Just a shout out to put an idea I have out here for others to use if they want (I have not seen it before, so why not let others know!) I went to my local thrift stores and bought up all of their ski boots. I am going to salvage the buckle systems (which look cool on their own) and will use them to latch the seams together on my two piece breastplate/back armor when I get to that point. I know I will have to create an interlocking "lip" to make a good seal and have the two pieces line up properly, as well as recess the buckles so they look to be a part of the armor, not an add-on. Has anyone else done this, and if so, how did it work out?