british uniforms

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The Scamander brothers profile for a mini-comic I’m working on set in WWI. Thanks to @loufok I am calling them warboys in my head now XD The outfits are very heavily Assassin’s Creed inspired because I can’t design and also the official British Auror uniforms in the HP universe have a similar cut as well. @bagginses look its Theseus!:D

My hand and wrist hurt so much, otherwise I would have coloured them better and cleaned it up D: I need to get myself one of those wrist supports

Uniform of Loyalist Eli Dagworthy, Dagworthy served in the 44th Regiment of Foot. The uniform is kept at the Smithsonian Institute and the information there says that the uniform is that of the Loyalist Eli Dagworthy. 

While Eli Dagworthy may have been a Loyalist, this uniform is too early to have been a Revolutionary War uniform. It appears to be a French & Indian War era uniform and is closer to 1765 in style than 1775. 

It’s a fantastic example of a British uniform from that time period and in amazingly good condition considering it’s age.

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Do you remember the British army uniform appreciation post? Well, it was time for the British Navy to show their beautiful mix of navy (duh), gold, silver and white.

There’s no way to not love this.

Images from top:

  1. “Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson”, 1799, Lemuel Francis Abbott.
  2. “Captain James Cook”, 1175-6, Nathaniel Dance-Holland.
  3. Commodore the Honourable Augustus Keppel”, 1749, Sir Joshua Reynolds.
  4. Royal Navy Post Captain uniform coat.
  5. “Edward Knowles, captain of the HMS Peregrine”, Francis Cotes.
  6. Russell Crowe as Capt. Jack Aubrey in “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”, 2003. Peter Weir (director), Wendy Stites (costume design).
  7. Ioan Gruffudd as Commander Horatio Hornblower in “Hornblower”, 2003. Andrew Grieve (director), John Mollo (costume design).
  8. “Augustus Keppel”, 1779, Sir Joshua Reynolds.
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A rare Elsa Schiaparelli couture military inspired evening coat, 1935

Schiaparelli London label, numbered 26519, of heavy red twill ‘Rouge Gaulois’ wool by Ducharne, the triangular front yoke with six pendant gilt curleque buttons, designed by Jean Cocteau, with unfinished, top-stitched seams, half lined in red silk.

The wool used in this coat is redolent of British Horse Guards uniforms. The stiffness of the fabric emphasizes the severe, clean lines of the tailoring. 

Lieutenant Andrew Finucane of the 10th (Prince of Wales’s Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars)

By James Northcote, 1811.

From the collection of the National Army Museum.

Dress Uniforms & Peaked Cap of Captain H C Richmond 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment who was Killed in Action 25th January 1915

Consisting of four pocket blue patrol tunic with brass regimental tunic buttons and rank pips to the shoulders, Queens South Africa medal ribbon above breast pocket. Black cloth lining to the interior. Brass buttons and rank pips have been heavily polished. Accompanied by matching trousers with red central piping. Scarlet mess jacket with brass buttons. Officers dress cap with its ribbed white top cover, oak leaf embroidered central band with bullion regimental cap badge to the front and small bullion Sphinx to the reverse. Leather sweatband with gilt leaf Hawkes & Co tailors details and inked H.C.R. Cap is housed in the original japanned metal storage tin named to H C RICHMOND ESQ GLOUCESTER REGIMENT. Set is accompanied by his officers sword dress scabbard, two crimson sashes, sword bag and riding spurs. Set is all housed in the original japanned storage tin with painted “H C RICHMOND 1ST GLOUCESTER REGT”. Sadly the tunics do suffer with moth damage but the cap remains in excellent condition. Captain Harold Christopher Richmond was born in1880 and was educated at Balliol College, Oxford. He gained a commissioned as Lieutenant in the Gloucestershire regiment and served with the 1st Battalion during the Boer War in South Africa. He was awarded the Queens South Africa medal with four clasps. During the Great War he served with the Regiment in France. Regimental records detail “In the early hours of 25.1.1915 the 3rd Brigade was warned to expect a large-scale German attack on Cuinchy and Givenchy. Both “A” and “D” Company were in the line when the attack began. At 07.35 hours Capt W K George and Capt H C Richmond of “D” Company were killed”. It is believed that Richmond was killed by a Sniper. Harold Christopher Richmond is commemorated in the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France.