I'm thinking of investing in some armor, and wondering if there's a good system that would be more modular than the full one piece knight suits I've tried in the past.

I'm imagining that an armor vest (chest, back, shoulders) coupled with elbow pads could give similar protection to a full suit, but enable me to mix and match a bit depending on what I was doing. This may not make any sense, since if you're wearing the vest you probably always want elbow coverage, but just curious as to others experience with this.

What started me thinking about this was seeing some POC products that looked beautiful and functional, although ridiculously pricey.

thanks for any thoughts.