If you played an elven adventurer in older versions of DF, you'd start off with armour that covered you everywhere except your upper body.
I interpreted this as a banded leather corset-like garment (Shift's design is based on an old drawing of an elven warrior from DF)
I'm working on the next page as we speak! I should have it up tomorrow.
In the meantime, check the chapter between the prologue and chapter one. A page was added there last week, without being announced.