Wasteland Champion Tire Armor by swanboy. I imagine a tire would actually absorb a lot of force from blunt instruments. (It also blocks a lot of cutting weapons, it just needs a bit of padding underneath it)
* Single shoulder * Hand crafted * Segmental spaulder is made of waxed leather mm thick. Leather belts with brass buckles are fixed / men's fashion / cosplay / LARP / post apocalyptic inspiration / wasteland gear
Leather work 94 set 5 by ~HamraBDG on deviantART. This overly-wide baldric actually acts as a part of the armor, while the dagger sheath and frog are positioned for quickly drawing the blade. Ive seen SCA fighters with the same set up for a dagger.