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1892 Undress Tunic
« on: December 23, 2020, 01:14:27 PM »
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I purchased one of WPG's 1892 Undress tunics on Ebay.  It fits ok, and looks a little bit band uniform because of all the ropes on it.  It will be fine for the yearly dinner and was less than $250.00.  I'm tall with a long torso, and I think it's supposed to be sport coat short.

I do have a question, is the shirt you wear under it supposed to show?  I put on a banded shirt from the 1860's era and it doesn't look that bad, but is it authentic?

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Re: 1892 Undress Tunic
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2020, 03:48:26 PM »
great uniform pretty fancy for undress
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Re: 1892 Undress Tunic
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2020, 08:54:27 AM »


I do have a question, is the shirt you wear under it supposed to show?  I put on a banded shirt from the 1860's era and it doesn't look that bad, but is it authentic?

If you look at William Browns book on men's shirts. It appears versions of the banded collar shirt were around for a long time. Add a detachable collar and a cravat or tie to fancy it up a bit. Go out and socialize.
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Re: 1892 Undress Tunic
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2020, 04:28:19 PM »
The illustrations I have of these uniforms show a stand up collar being worn.  RIver Junction has these:  https://www.riverjunction.com/Your_Choice_of_Cloth_Collars_230.html

These illustrations show a good 1/2 inch+ of white collar above the band of the tunic.
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Re: 1892 Undress Tunic
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2020, 01:28:57 PM »
I do have a question, is the shirt you wear under it supposed to show?  I put on a banded shirt from the 1860's era and it doesn't look that bad, but is it authentic?
Yes, there was even an issued button on linen standing collar.  Remind me at the muster and I'll show the reprint of regs with a line drawing
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Re: 1892 Undress Tunic
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2020, 02:57:18 PM »
Our dress blues had a button in white standing collar.  It makes sense, as you can change it out when it gets soiled.
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Re: 1892 Undress Tunic
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2021, 07:29:06 AM »
Considered as officers' "walking out" uniform, also on campaign.  Worn in similar situations as the "Service" uniform is today.
Brits referred to them as "patrol jackets".
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