While doing some research on armor worn by Muslim warriors during the Medieval period, I saw a lot of scale and lamellar components in different configurations. This was mostly worn by horsemen, but also by infantry in some occasions. In any case, I think it looks pretty cool and tied in with a very middle-eastern look in my opinion.
Be sure to check out my tutorial on making armor like this for minis!
Here are some shots of my undead warrior unit with this style of armor. I am in the process of adding areas of lamellar armor to the thighs of select members of the unit to help represent the light armor that they wear.
Here is a shot of the full unit work in progress: