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Re: [WarOf1812] Uniform alterations

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  • mike dollinger
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    Message 1 of 14 , Feb 1, 2001
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      >From: Scott McDonald <raintree@...>
      >Reply-To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      >To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [WarOf1812] Uniform alterations
      >Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 01:39:50 -0600
      >right o Scott, any tailor or officer in charge would see the need to
      >stretch the spacing between the loops and it would be done. Uniforms are
      >and were a thing of pride they wouldnt be made to look silly. Mike
      >Dollinger tailor for 78th, 93rd, Von Riedesel and countless other well
      >dressed reenactors!
      > >Suzy Baby..........
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      > >.....we are talking about a guy who is damnear' 7' tall !
      > >~ if we did the lace thingie as per Warrant,
      > > he would look like he was wearing a bib!
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      >There is a drawing of Big Sam wearing his 3rd Sutherland Fencibles uniform
      >which of course has a much earlier style coat (1793 ish) but it is
      >interesting that it has the 10 buttons down each side lapel which I think
      >was per regulation at the time and in my humble opinion they appear to be
      >spaced a little further apart than some other illustrations of the same
      >type uniform.
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      >I'm not really trying to stir anything up here. I know that Regimental
      >tailors had considerable lattitude within the regulations to make certian
      >changes so the uniform would fit and they could add certian embellishments,
      >especially to bands and flank companies, But regs were regs, especially
      >regarding the number of buttons, right?
      >
      >OK I could be wrong
      >
      >Scott McDonald
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    • Craig Williams
      All I want to say about this is, what do the regs say about the number of loops and who are we to alter that? Craig (Sorry folks I ve been away) ... From:
      Message 2 of 14 , Feb 4, 2001
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        All I want to say about this is, what do the regs say about the number of
        loops and who are we to alter that?

        Craig
        (Sorry folks I've been away)
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        From: chimera1@... <chimera1@...>
        To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
        Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 7:22 PM
        Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: Uniform alterations


        >I have been waiting with great anticipation for the "campaigners"
        >aka "hard liners" to weigh in on this thread. Where are you, guys?
        >
        >Doug
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        >--- In WarOf1812@y..., "Sue Draper" <suedraper@s...> wrote:
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        >> Gotta disagree with you, honey. First off, it's not right. Second
        >off, it can be worked around by adjusting the loop length and
        >distance apart. Ask Forbes about extremely tall people and their
        >coatees. He looked just fine in his, and has made them for tall guys
        >such as he.
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        >> -----Original Message-----
        >> From: Larry Lozon <lalozon@n...>
        >> To: WarOf1812@y... <WarOf1812@y...>
        >> Date: January 31, 2001 1:24 PM
        >> Subject: [WarOf1812] Uniform alterations
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        >> From: Sue Draper
        >> I wasn't going to comment on this thread, but holy cow! We're
        >> worried about groundcloths, period skivvies and eyewear, and
        >> yet we're supposed to accept a blatant disregard for army uniform
        >> regulations and accuracy in the most basic aspect of our portrayals
        >> (as in our costuming)? Altering your uniform to try and make it
        >look
        >> less skimpy rather goes against the grain, if you'll pardon the
        >pun.
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        >> The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of
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