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Re: What Price Glory
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2019, 05:25:20 pm »
His reaction is also historically correct, ;D and one of the reasons the blouse only lasted 2 years!
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Re: What Price Glory
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2019, 07:41:21 am »
That pleated blouse is just plain ugly.
Yes, it is! (but I still want one someday to go with my "ugly" 1872 campaign hat)
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Re: What Price Glory
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2019, 09:14:07 am »
I just received a shipment from WPG...from Dubai to my front door in 5 days.  Not bad since it entered the US at Cincinnati and was stuck in Customs for over 24 hours.  Received a pair of 1885 ("Saxony blue") trousers, Mills Belt, and brown leggings.  All excellent quality.  The trousers were already hemmed to length!  Luckily, just the right length.  Going to seamstress today to have NCO stripes applied.
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Re: What Price Glory
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2019, 10:06:29 am »
Outstanding!
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Re: What Price Glory
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2019, 06:45:07 pm »
Yes, it is! (but I still want one someday to go with my "ugly" 1872 campaign hat)

Yep, those are UGLY too.  I found it somehow hilarious that I had a "historically correct reaction" to the UGLY 1872 Fatigue Blouse, but it was and still is UGLY. 

I did get an Indian War Tin Cup from WPG that I swear weighs about 3x what a Stainless of the same size weighs.

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Re: What Price Glory
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Re: What Price Glory
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2019, 06:36:33 pm »
I have ordered several items through and always found them to be quality pieces. I just received a M1910 Canteen w/ cup and aluminium cap.  I also got the canteen cover with the rimless eagle snaps.  I ordered a pistol belt with the eagle snap, but the snap does not work with the mag pouch or the 1917 half moon clip pouches.  Other than the belt, everything else was great, especially the braided leather pistol lanyard.
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Re: What Price Glory
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2020, 10:00:09 pm »
BTT for 1899s on site.
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Re: What Price Glory
« Reply #27 on: Today at 12:22:29 pm »
It appears it is only available as "Enlisted"
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Re: What Price Glory
« Reply #28 on: Today at 12:55:41 pm »
Hi
True, but several of the Philippine Insurrection books sow officers wearing the falling collar because it was more comfortable.  Going out house hunting for a while, I'll see if I can find and scan a copy tonight or tomorrow.
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Re: What Price Glory
« Reply #29 on: Today at 02:28:35 pm »
It's not too difficult for a seamstress to convert a falling collar to a stand up collar, if you need to.
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Re: What Price Glory
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Re: What Price Glory
« Reply #30 on: Today at 02:59:47 pm »
There's a picture around here somewhere, I think Ned posted it last year, of a large group of officers in the phillipines, all wearing 1899s, and 9 out of 10 of them have the falling collar.  And a number have the shirt collar over the tunic collar as I recall.
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Re: What Price Glory
« Reply #31 on: Today at 03:50:06 pm »
I know Marines in World War 1 would wear the shirt collar over the standing collar to keep the rough wool from rubbing the neck raw.  That's also the reason you'd wear a silk or linen shirt with a standing collar underneath the blouse with the standing collar.
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