Here are the variations of personal armor and models of shield available to adventurers of this time. Several factors will affect your choices: the personality and style of your character; which armor your character’s abilities and feats allow and/or complement; how much you can afford, based on your background; and whether there is a plausible story behind any odd combination of armor and shield or extreme cross-cultural acquisition.
The armor is presumed to include greaves, bracers, and helm to reach the total AC listed. Various helms are shown in the gallery, for character-building purposes only.
Shields only apply additional AC when deployed, but the armor check penalty is constant.