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Hi everyone i am looking for info on 18th century redcoat uniforms if anyone has patterns or a source of patterns can you let me know.
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Which part of the 18thcent?...There is at least one Lace Wars Redcoat posts here if it's the '40's-'50's.....there are many suitable patterns available from the US for the period generally.
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Hi Steve,
I’m looking into the 1745-6 and both officer and common solder ranks.
Any help would be great,
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If you go to www.13thfoot.co.uk/ They are the Major group depicting the period...As a Jacobite I spend more time shooting them than admiring the tailoring.......There's also some info in Stuart Reid's" British Redcoat 1740-1793" from Osprey. J.P. Ryan does useful patterns & they can be got via Townsend's on www.jastown.com US site with very good service...
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Thanks for that Steve,
I had been on the US site before. I was a long time ago and it seams they have added more to their stock list.
Fantastic, thanks again.
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One guy in Inverness wants to be a redcoat, a guy in Leicester is a Jacobite, does nobody else see the irony?

Ah, re-enactment, the hobby where you get to be whatever you want. I love it!
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Is Irony like Brassy ,but magnetic?.....
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One guy in Inverness wants to be a redcoat, a guy in Leicester is a Jacobite, does nobody else see the irony?
What irony - there were English Jacobites several of whom were executed after the 1715 and 1745 rebellions, Prestons Regiment of Foot who were the main infantry force in the 1715 Battle of Prestons were the next generation of the 'Cameronians', raised in Scotland to fight the Jacobites in 1688/9 (and went on to become the Scottish Rifles) the 1745 rebellion had a regiment raised in Manchester on the Jacobite side and there were three Scots Infantry regiments in the Government Army at Culloden. The Jacobite risings were Civil Wars as much as the 17th century ones.

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It was kinda meant more as an over-generalized bit of light hearted banter to be honest... :wink:
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Not sure how far you have got but you can either choose uniforms based on the Morier Grenadier paintings (post 1745) or the 1742 Cloathing Book (pre 1745).

Cloathing Book link
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigi ... 3136&word=

The earlier style coats are slighlty looser fitting.

The military coat pattern will be the same as a civillian pattern, and officers pattern the same as soldiers pattern.

Better quality scarlet cloth for officers, coarser brick red for soldiers (NCO's somewhere in between).
Officers will have greater leeway with regard to cuff, lapel and lace details.

Lace is woven worsted for soldiers with appropriate regimental pattern and silver or gold for officers.

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Mark you forgot to add the big target on front and back :twisted: :lol: :wink:

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Tod, I thought the targets were what all you hairy southerners carried.

Mark, cheers for the link to the clothing book, I've wanted to see one for ages.

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Another victim of the Dark Red side, come back we'll forgive you. Hope all is well with you and your dad. :wink:

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All's fine with us both.
Just getting ready to go poncing around in my crimea uniform (might even get another VC in the cameo, that'll make four).

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Mark P

Many thanks the link looks like it will be most helpful.
Keep in coming folks.
Ian
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