Re: Rifle shirts
- I know only a little about 'riflemen's shirts" or hunting shirts, but I know
that we may have a confusion here about shirts and shirts.
An 18th Century shirt is loose, blousy, long nearly to the knees. Fitting the
same description, but being an overgarment, is a work smock. (You can not always
tell the difference at a glance).
A rifle man's shirt, hunting shirt or hunting frock is not the same thing as a
shirt. It was an overgarment, a type of jacket actually.
Is that expert on the same page you are on "shirts"? Most riflemen's
frocks/coats are tailored more like a jacket, at least those I have seen. I
don't know if there is a difference between a riflemen's shirt and frock/
hunting coat. Usually a "rifleman" thingamajig has a cape and fringe, thats how
Your humble servant,
>Subject: [Revlist] Digest Number 1110
>Date: Tue, Aug 1, 2000, 3:35 AM
> Rifle shirts or hunting shirts are one of the most complex topics we deal
> with. I would argue with anyone who claims to be an absolute authority on
> anything, but i believe there are certain things we can understand about
> this garment.