The importance of the correct clothing can not be stressed enough, for it may save your life.
Clothing Choices Edit
Choosing your clothing for a duel or battle can be difficult, but if you know your enemy well enough, you can narrow down your choices. If your enemy has a broadsword, choose clothing that is tough but light, giving you extra agility while at the same time a fair amount of protection. If your enemy has a dagger or mace, chain mail is your best option.