That Artec or anyone can totally strip you is ludicrous. When Zenichiro was your size I watched 4 men hold him down and try to strip him for a half hour and they were unsuccessful. There is no reason other than a lack of knowledge (or laziness on the part of those of you who are really much older than you look) for you to be stripped. That knowledge is passed on by most guilds and cities to their young.
Written by my hand on the 22nd of Ilmarael, in the year 1154.