I recently bought two cheap ex-Belgian Army twill wool dress uniforms (mint, made in 1991) mainly for their trousers. However I have an article from 1944 Edition of Finnish magazine Suomen Kuvalehti which shows how to modify old army uniforms into satisfactory suit jackets by changing few of the key details. This got me thinking of reshaping these jackets into more civilian ones. How would you play this one out? I'm thinking changing the buttons (wooden/bone?), removing the epaulettes & lower cargo pockets and adding some curvage to the lower part of the jacket.
Belgian parade uniform, brown, as new