Military Style. The best Uniforms in History.

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by von Poop, May 29, 2012.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    OK, I'll put my hands up - the Pith Helmet is not necesarily always the be-all & end-all.
    There've been some damned fine Uniforms over the centuries.

    The Zouave:
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    Polish Winged Hussars (Since Childhood I've wanted to see a couple of hundred of these thunder past me... definitely 'past', rather than 'towards'):
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    Slightly grudging maybe, and rarely quite 'uniform' but mounted Boers had 'it' in spades (not certain about the second shot - if not Boers, still carrying the same 'look' from that war.):
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    And, of course, the Cherry Pickers and their ilk didn't exactly make a hash of looking good while riding out for some butchery:
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    What're your favourite Uniforms and martial sartorial styles through history?

    ~A

    Hmmm... really should have put a Roman squaddie in there too...
     
  2. Owen

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  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Quite partial to the British Army uniforms of the Napoleonic era - especially Artillery Officers Hats, Jocks in Kilts with bearskin type hats and Cavalry Hats.

    Begining to think I have hat fetish :lol:
     
  4. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    are you talking the 'warry' look (ready for combat. comfortably)
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    or more sartorial elegance (impractical during hand to hand)

    begrudgingly I'd go for the Japs.

    That samurai style is damned elegant

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  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Prewar section. Prewar.

    Once watched two blokes in full C17th Samurai rig prancing about on horses - didn't do much, but didn't have to as they looked so damned good.

    How could I forget Landschneckts!
    Camp indeed! That's 18 stone of brightly coloured whirling military skill, death and plunder that is.

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    Mmmmm, Pluderhose.
     
  7. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    The French Chasseur à Cheval de la Garde is hard to beat :)

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  8. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    So I will assume that thread is more on appearance than utilitarianism?
     
  9. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Uniforms used to be so simple!

    The Canadian military has decided to allow its transgendered members to wear the uniform of their target gender. In fact, Canada’s National Defence Department has been helping to fund the sex change operations of its service members since 1998. Meanwhile, here in the states, we can’t even get over whether or not a man who would willingly give his life to defend this country likes to kiss other guys.
    But now, the policy change has been codified in Canada’s National Defence Manual. It’s a forward-thinking policy that makes sure the country’s military observes the psychological needs of the one or two people who undergo gender transition each year. A gay rights advocate told Canada’s National Post that the new policy will only do the country good.
    Cherie MacLeod, executive director of PFLAG Canada, a sexual orientation-related support group, said she has helped a number of Forces members undergoing sex changes, surgery the military now funds.



    “This is an important step towards recognizing a community that has always struggled for equal rights and basic human protection,” said Ms. MacLeod. “When government becomes more inclusive, over time, society will follow.”

    That the opposition to the new rules is mostly over a matter of propriety (the uniform changes were announced in an email following hot on the tail of a critique claiming that the Defence Department was “giving short shrift to the grieving families of fallen soldiers,” and some felt that to announce the new rules so soon thereafter was a bad move internally) and resentment of “politically correct” policies signals to us that most people will come around to the policy. And even if they don’t, the fact that transgender members of the military can assume the clothing of who they really are speaks volumes about the way the country treats its citizens and their mental and physiological needs. Fashion doing good? You bet.
    Dress rules established for transsexuals in military [The National Post]
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Slipdigit
    So I will assume that thread is more on appearance than utilitarianism?

    Adam said this at bottom of post #1.

    What're your favourite Uniforms and martial sartorial styles through history?
    Interpret it as you wish.
     
  11. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  12. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    Evzones... nuff said

    Could you imagine carrying national pride while wearing
    such a monstrous wardrobe of frou-frou ugliness

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  13. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    Slightly grudging maybe, and rarely quite 'uniform' but mounted Boers had 'it' in spades

    I think today's modern British soldier calls that 'it' ALLYNESS
     
  14. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    Spot of name dropping, The Norfolk Herald Extraordinary. David Rankin Hunt late 2SG. A true gentleman.

    Smart as a box of frogs!



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  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'm surprised he's not slumping to the left with all that Ironwork!
     
  16. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    So I will assume that thread is more on appearance than utilitarianism?

    Perish the thought!

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  17. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Adam said this at bottom of post #1.

    What're your favourite Uniforms and martial sartorial styles through history?

    ~A



    My favorite shirt is not necessarily my best looking one.;)
     
  18. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    2nd Lieutenant A, Bruce 2SG 1979ish if memory is right.- just look at him now:

    Fitzalan Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary - an Officer of Arms to The Queen.





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    Alastair Bruce of Crionaich

    On dress down Fridays'



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  19. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    I don't recall Herald being a military rank in any army ;)

    Oh, and here's Gen. Picton at Bussaco :)

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  20. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    Damn caught! No they are not. name dropping over.
     

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