Edward, I've searched French Foreign Legion field jackets of that era and come up with several other kinds, but have yet to see this one (except in snapshots from the mummy). If someone knew what to call it (as in, a "bag" can be a rucksack, kepi, or messenger) I think I'd have an easier time finding it... Even if someone could tell me what regiment he was in and what rank he held it would be helpful. edit - "Non-commissioned officers were distinguished by red or gold diagonal stripes on the lower sleeves of tunics, vests and greatcoats." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Foreign_Legion So he's a non-commissioned officer, but regiment and style would still be helpful... As for the boots, I know the rubber soles wouldn't look period, but I was thinking to paint/coat the sole to look like leather, or at least blend better. I need the tread for hiking/climbing purposes. Elmonteman, great shirt! I like this style shirt, and wear it wherever I can.