Re: [WarOf1812] uniforms
- In a message dated 4/9/2000 8:05:39 AM Central Daylight Time,
<< For a late war US kit Jarnigins makes a early and a late war coat along
with a roundabout. Your Rev war pants should work for your pants (drop
Sorry but no, the Rev war netherwear will most certainly NOT do!
The waist had moved up from the rev war hip (rather like the modern trouser
waist) to the 'natural' waist (just below the rib cage) So if the coat is cut
correctly there will be a gap between the bottom of an 1812 coat and the top
of Rev War trousers. Unacceptable for the period. There should be a 2-3"
overlap of the coat and the trousers kept in place on braces (suspenders).