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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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Re: 1892 Undress Tunic
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2021, 10:10:53 AM »
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Next question, I ordered a set of Staff Officer Lieutenant Colonel boards for the above uniform, since I was ordering a few other items.  I have the 1899 WPG uniform with Artillery, Cavalry, and Infantry epaulets to clip on.  The clips seems to be in different places so I'm not sure the white ones will fit.  Does anyone in this august group use clips on their shoulder boards?  I'm considering getting the clips and the shoulder board put on at a tailor close to Tinker AFB.

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Re: 1892 Undress Tunic
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2021, 10:13:10 PM »
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Apparently, the shoulder boards are too thick for the sewing mahine so I may hand sew them.  I'm not sure what I'll do at this point.
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Re: 1892 Undress Tunic
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2021, 07:45:19 AM »
I sewed mine on by hand
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Re: 1892 Undress Tunic
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2021, 10:42:36 PM »
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Does it hurt the shoulder boards to dry clean them or did you sew clips to the uniform and the boards?

I got my boards from C&C Sutlery in Idaho and the backing is really thick, but I have a leather punch to put holes in them with.  I don't want to blow a lot of time and $ in a jacket I'll wear for 3 hours once a year.

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Re: 1892 Undress Tunic
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2021, 07:41:07 AM »
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Does it hurt the shoulder boards to dry clean them or did you sew clips to the uniform and the boards?

I wash the only blouse I have that has shoulder boards and I can't see where I've hurt them.
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Re: 1892 Undress Tunic
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2021, 06:45:47 PM »
Hi
Does it hurt the shoulder boards to dry clean them or did you sew clips to the uniform and the boards?

I got my boards from C&C Sutlery in Idaho and the backing is really thick, but I have a leather punch to put holes in them with.  I don't want to blow a lot of time and $ in a jacket I'll wear for 3 hours once a year.

Thanks
Mike

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