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Shoulder Board Postition
« on: October 25, 2005, 02:37:15 pm »
Where should officer's shoulder boards be postitioned on a sack coat?

The shoulder seam is well beyond my shoulder.

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Re: Shoulder Board Postition
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2005, 03:58:09 pm »
Regulation placement of the Epaulettes was about 1/2' from the shoulder seam of the coat.

It didn't vary much at all.

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Re: Shoulder Board Postition
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2005, 04:13:57 pm »
Thanks, St. George.

I was just looking at some CW pictures in the Time-Life set.  They seem to be positioned just as you stated.  However most of the uniforms seem to be better tailored than mine.

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Re: Shoulder Board Postition
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2005, 04:53:21 pm »
The Sack Coat was designed and thought of as a 'Campaign Coat' - so comfort was paramount.

What era do you portray?

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Re: Shoulder Board Postition
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2005, 06:12:10 pm »
I'm sewing on Artillery Capt. boards for the GAF shoot.  It is the first time for this 'character.'  It will be the one I usually sign off with on this site.  It is a (non-existant) Vol. Battery during the Indian war era.  I needed a uniform to go with the Mountain Howitzer.

The Howitzer will be opening the ball, this weekend.


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Re: Shoulder Board Postition
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2005, 07:52:32 pm »
I'm going to sew shoulder boards on to my "Salute to the Military" dress.  They're a little wide.  Do you bend them a bit to get a curve?
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Re: Shoulder Board Postition
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2005, 07:56:17 pm »
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Re: Shoulder Board Postition
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2005, 08:08:18 pm »
Thank you kind sir!  I shall bend away.   :)  I really like these - I chose the Eagles - Colonel, if I remember correctly, or maybe Captain, or maybe I don't remember at all.  I do think Colonel Chantilly has a certain "ring" to it though, but then, I think Queen Chantilly sounds good also.   ::)
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Re: Shoulder Board Postition
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2005, 08:45:35 pm »
You will be a Colonel, m'lady.  Unless you join the Navy.  Then you will be a Captain. 
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Re: Shoulder Board Postition
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2005, 08:11:11 am »
...and the little birdy looks a tad bit different between the landlubbers and swabbies.  ;)
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Re: Shoulder Board Postition
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2005, 10:10:22 am »
I suppose it will have to be Colonel Chantilly, the landlubber (who thinks Jaws is just waiting off the coast to get her).   :o

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