Archery Clothing - nice shot.

Archery clothing is not all about camo.  In fact, you don't have to be a hunter to enjoy archery.

Natalie Portman Archery Clothing
(Natalie Portman in archer fashion)

Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is typically called an archer or a bowman, and a person who is fond of or an expert at archery is sometimes called a toxophilite.

Most archers wear a bracer (also known as an arm-guard) to protect the inside of the bow arm from being hit by the string and prevent clothing from catching the bow string. The bracer does not brace the arm; the word comes from the armoury term "brassard", meaning an armoured sleeve or badge. The Navajo people have developed highly ornamented bracers as non-functional items of adornment.  Some archers (mostly women) also wear protection on their chests, called chestguards or plastrons. The myth of the Amazons was that they had one breast removed to solve this problem.  Roger Ascham mentions one archer, presumably with an unusual shooting style, who wore a leather guard for his face.

The drawing digits are normally protected by a leather tab, glove, or thumb ring. A simple tab of leather is commonly used, as is a skeleton glove. Medieval Europeans probably used a complete leather glove.  Eurasiatic archers who used the thumb or Mongolian draw protected their thumbs, usually with leather according to the author of Arab Archery,[32] but also with special rings of various hard materials. Many surviving Turkish and Chinese examples are works of considerable art. Some are so highly ornamented that the users could not have used them to loose an arrow. Possibly these were items of personal adornment, and hence value, remaining extant whilst leather had virtually no intrinsic value and would also deteriorate with time. In traditional Japanese archery a special glove is used that has a ridge to assist in drawing the string.

National Field Archery Association (NFAA) The National Field Archery Association is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the sport of archery, and is the largest field archery organization in the World. Founded in 1939, the NFAA now consists of 49 chartered state associations and nearly 1,000 affiliated clubs. The NFAA is a member of the International Field Archery Association and a national allied organization of USA Archery.

Archery Shooters Association: Since its inception in 1993 the Archery Shooters Association, headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, has hosted tens of thousands of amateur and professional archers from across the United States in national and state 3-D competitions. The state level organization is known as the ASA Federation, while the national level is the McKenzie ASA Pro/Am Tour. The Federation has chapters in 30 states with over 7,000 members and 300 clubs. Features that distinguish ASA competitions include standardized competition rules; professionally executed shooting ranges; high standards for dress and conduct; safety standards that include a maximum arrow speed standard; the copyrighted 12-ring and 14-ring scoring system; and the largest paybacks in national competitive 3-D archery.

National Archery Buyers Association: The National Archery Buyers Association (NABA) is a non-profit association of archery and bowhunting retailers within the United States and Canada. It brings together quality archery dealers with industry manufacturers to achieve the best wholesale pricing.

John Dudley Archery: professional archer.  A few of his accomplishments include, APA Rookie of the Year, IBO National Champion (more than once), NABH National Champion, AZ International Gold Medallist, European Grand Prix Gold medallist, World Field Championship Bronze Medallist, World Field Championship Silver Medallist, Arnold Classic Champion (more than once), US Open Silver Medallist, US Open Gold Medal Team, British National Indoor Champion, Australian Field Championship Gold Medallist and has been on the Joe Rogan pod cast (yes, Apparel Search listens to the pod cast).

Archery Clothing

If you plan to hunt with your bow, you may want to think about wearing camo.  Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials, coloration, or illumination for concealment, either by making animals or objects hard to see.

Find hunting clothing stores in the clothing store section.  Learn more about hunting clothing.

Archery is a great sport for people of all ages.  Again, you don't have to hunt to enjoy the sport of archery.

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