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Obadiah
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:37 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Not quite as nice as my jacket but well worth a look.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/60th-Rifles..._Militaria_LE?hash=item335b361e6c

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some boring statistics about the jacket

Amount of frogging used, 45yrds {41m}

Amount of thread used, over 500m {most of that ended up in knots}

Weight of completed jacket, 8.81lbs {4kg}


Cost of Jacket, my sanity, sleep {I can't say hair loss} and f#*king loads of dosh.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just sent the link to Lee who's raising the 60th Rifles in the USA. I should have sent a drool bucket too.

Oh, Obadiah - fabulous work.  "Puuurrrteh" is "pretty" - or about how the word "pretty" would be said by someone from the deep South, USA.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sylvene, thanks for your comments. Deep South a, hmmm good be fun!!

The 60th was my first love and unit. I still have a soft spot for them. If your mate setting a 60th needs any help or assistance please feel free to pass my contact details over to him. I've been tlaking to a guy in Canada who has set up a 7th 60th unit.

The last time I was at the RGJ Museum we took lots of photos of the 60th Officer jacket, would love to make one of those.

All Best

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although the young gentleman has had his new uniform for a while now {and got it dirty} I've not taken any photos. But at Woolwich last weekend I finally got round to it.



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't a light infantry sash be in order?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the Rifles they wore both types, in many contemporary pictures they show the whip-cord-sash type, though none in the museum, but they have plenty of the plain worsted/silk sash, which are also shown in the pictures of the time.

so either type can be worn.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 95th have the best of all worlds, as there is artefact, documentary and  image evidence for them wearing the light cavalry style barrel sash as well. Plenty of choice there, with no very clear timeline delineation yet. It has to be said, the barrel sash is not one for the fuller figure though, as I have found out to my cost as the years and inches of pie-fuelled disaster pile up.

PS I'm back. Smilie_PDT
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: May be too late but... Reply with quote

Being here in the states, Dark Green Wool is a bugger to come by! Hainesworth is almost $60.00/yrd for us and Woolrich is $30.00. and needing 9+ yards! I looked for over a year for the correct weight and weave used in my impression (Sjt Mjr, 60th Crimea & Indian Mutany) and I had to go w/ a modified US Berdan Rifles Frock Coat. That Green was more a deep Forest Green but not so dark as Black but not pale either it cost me $100.00 (Thus the relevance in posting)
I had to replace or add all the trim, added epaulets & buttons. Made my cross belts and bought my whistle for $60.00 from Acme Whistle Co.. (I imagine that you guys already know of them, but just in case, It thought I would mention it.) I presently am using the "Tropical Trousers" white cotton duck w/ red trouser stripe as I cannot find a correct trouser colour to use.  Sorry for the long post.

P.S. Lee has been a huge help to me w/ this as is everyone! Smilie_PDT

Thanx again!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YIPES!  $60.00 a yard?  I whine if I have to pay more than $20.  Here...

http://www.bigdaddygypsy.com/fabr...ric/loden-wool-melton-fabric.html

One of my local Muddy-Evil suppliers.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: Thanx! Reply with quote

I'll take a look and pass it on to our seamstress! Also another company you may want to consider... www.greeneleather.com . Any ideas on the Crimea and Indian Mutany period trousers??? Grey, Green, Navy, Blue?? As stated before I'm stuck! :(

Thank you everyone for all of your help, more info thus far in a few days than in 2 years!

Zach
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iwould agree with that. Certainly for the Crimean period RB's green. For Indian Muntany I'm not too sure as I think they wore a light 'Russian duck'
which would have been white.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic!  Thank you a millins times! I was getting confused w/ the Victoria Rifles in Canada, they wore Grey trousers, it states that they were the "uniforms based on the 60th". Anyway... AWESOME! I wasn't crazy! Smilie_PDT
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From 'GENERAL REGULATIONS AND ORDERS FOR THE ARMY'
Adjutants General's Office,
Horse Guards,
12th August, 1811

(the updated, with "Addenda", to 1815 copy)

General Order.
Horse-Guards,
24th December, 1811

Respecting the Dress of Regimental Officers
(p376)

'...Officers of Infantry to Wear a Cap of a pattern similar to that established for the Line.
A Regimental Coat, similar to the private Men's; but with Lappells to button over the breast and body.
A grey Cloth Great Coat, corresponding in Colour with that
established for the Line, with a stand. up Collar and a Cape to protect the
Shoulders, and Regimental Buttons.
In the case of Regiments employed on Foreign Service, the
Officers are to wear Grey Pantaloons or Overalls, with short Boots, or with
Shoes and Gaiters, such as the Private Men's.

The Field and Staff Officers of Regiments are to conform to the
aforegoing Regulations, the same as the Officers of Companies; These
Regulations are not intended to apply to the Officers of the Rifle Corps,
whose present Dress is to be continued...
'

By Command of His Royal Highness
The Commander-in-Chief,
HARRY CALVERT,
Adjutant-General.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at this again, I wonder if that applies to the cap as well? It might be considered grounds for the rifle officers to neglect the cap of 1812. Note, I only say Officers! I am still firmly of the belief that the OR of at least the 2nd and 3rd battalions moved to the 1812 cap as described by Barnard in 1813.


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