Favorite Uniforms

Discussion in 'WWII' started by Vintage lover, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Ladies From Hell

    I am surprised no one has posted the Highlander uniform! Not sure which Regiment, let alone which country these men are from. Seems there is a lot of controversy with this photo, no expert agrees with the other on it! Sadly appears that the "Ladies From Hell" was made up by a New York news paper writer, just like the U.S. Marine "Devil Dogs"! What a shame, I really liked the stories. Still, brave men, many continued to wear their Kilts right to the end, even with the introduction of Mustard gas, which burns any flesh it comes in contact with, a real problem for the Scotsman who wore his uniform the ancient way! [​IMG]
     
  2. Italian-wiseguy

    Italian-wiseguy One of the Regulars

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    Carabinieri have their bicorne too, and sometimes even wear it.. [huh]

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  3. HoundstoothLuke

    HoundstoothLuke Familiar Face

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    I rather like the look the new US Army dress blues.
    This one got it's inspiration from that most military of all professions, waiters:

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    And the sharpest of all:

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    On a serious point, how did the US Army get these so wrong? The Marines and Navy managed to sort out a sharp, good-looking uniform. Why did the Army fail?
     
  4. lord_k

    lord_k One of the Regulars

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    My 5 cents

    Generally, I've got a strong sentiment towards Austrian WWI uniform. I like 1912 Swedish and 1930s Czechoslovak uniforms, too - probably they are not extremely spectacular, but highly practical, every detail well thought of, and in my eyes they look smart. Speaking of WWII, here are my personal favorites:
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    Captain, Lancashire Fusiliers

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    RAAF Flight Lieutenant in BDU jacket and visor cap

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    Captain, United States Marine Corps "Dress Blues" uniform

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    Captain, Red Army Air Force (1940)

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    Centurione, Italian MVSN/CCNN "M" Battalion

    (All pictures from the Captains' pages of Diggerhistory, of course)
     
  5. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi, I agree with their color choice and why they made it. US Army uniforms were blue from the Revolution until after the Spanish American War. Wool is a good material for Uniforms, it's warm when it's wet at least.

    Their choice of the Beret leaves me cold, and the white shirt doesn't make it either. I don't know why, the Revolutionary War uniforms had a white shirt, as did many Civil War uniforms. The Marine Dress and Service (Green) uniforms are currently our best.

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  6. HoundstoothLuke

    HoundstoothLuke Familiar Face

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    The blue makes a lot of sense, but the overall picture, in my opinion, just doesn't look right.
     
  7. 1961MJS

    1961MJS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi

    I think that the problem is the white shirt, no jacket, and the blue pants. The bloused Paratrooper look makes it even worse somehow. A blue shirt the same color as the pants worn without the jacket would make it look less like a waiter and more militant.

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  8. member 16283

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    Paratroopers all the way! Curahee!
     
  9. Pompidou

    Pompidou One Too Many

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    The Papal Swiss Guards certainly appreciate vintage when they see it.
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  10. Italian-wiseguy

    Italian-wiseguy One of the Regulars

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    Those guys are flashy! :)
    But I like their everyday or work uniform of sort: always in Renaissance style, but of simple cut, blueish-gray and with a beret (a beret basque more or less in the large style of the french Chasseurs Alpins). Very traditional yet simple and somehow utilitarian.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Gs1.jpg

    Plus, they have a very nice cloak or mantel for rainy and cold days

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Swiss_Guard_in_winter_cloak.jpg
     
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  11. jerseygary

    jerseygary New in Town

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    I've always been a fan of the uniforms of the American volunteer ambulance groups in the First World War:
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  12. The 1912 Dutch uniform also had a certain Austrian influence to it, particularly in the form of the officer rank insignia and tall kepi. At the same time its greenish shade combined with the sidecap vaguely resembled the Wehrmacht Heer uniform. As far as uniforms go, since I'm an aviation buff, naturally I tend to like air force uniforms whether they be USAAF, RAF, or Luftwaffe.
     
  13. stevyn

    stevyn New in Town

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    So many choices
    A: The M36 Heer uniform.
    B: AEF WW1 Winter uniform, preferibly USMC Forest Green.
    On a side note it would be nice to see the Campaign Cover returned to general issue. Why you ask, because our current issue BDU is a dead,pardon the pun, ringer for the M1916 uniform. How strange the past comes back looking even better in updated material.:eusa_clap
     
  14. stevyn

    stevyn New in Town

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    Yes, and she does make that uniform look very good too. ;)
    In regards to the Itailian uniform
     
  15. Gene

    Gene Practically Family

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    WWII Civilian flight instructor "uniform." Wow!

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  16. TomS

    TomS One Too Many

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    WWII US European Theater combat uniforms are a favorite of mine...
     
  17. Rathdown

    Rathdown Practically Family

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    an ancient thread revived... well, I think my favorites would be the levee dress uniform of the Ayrshire Yeomanry (tied with the levee uniform of the 11th Hussars), or the full dress uniform of the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, the Royal Company of Archers.
     
  18. Here's a bit of a puzzler. Can anyone identify the origin of the uniforms worn by these German troops in Poland in 1939? It's obviously not the M36 uniform.

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  19. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    They had to finally authorize the instructors to wear uniforms, because they were getting beat up when in town! People thought they were shirkers!
     

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