[LMB] Colors

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 19:13:18 GMT 2022


In the late Middle Ages, Lords would have their followers dress in their
livery.  On the battlefield,  this was usually a tabard in the lord's
colors.

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022, 4:12 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> From: "M. Haller Yamada" <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com>
>
> I would guess that having everyone in "the same" uniform was something
> that rulers were willing to splash out on . . . not sure about for common
> people, but maybe??
>
> Gwynne: Military uniforms have the advantage that people were less likely
> to
> attack the wrong ones. Livery for servants is a display of wealth and, by
> extension, power.
>
> In most cases; military uniforms, servants, religious groups, police, etc
> - uniforms
> made them easily identifiable, which for some groups was important for
> emergencies, and for others brought the wearer respect, or donations, or
> safety. And it has a definite impact, as a display of unity and power.
>
> Look at the reactions to the Barrayaran military uniforms, apparently
> designed by some libidinous romantic, who came up with a uniform that
> displays the wearer to great advantage and inspires strong reactions in
>  those who see it. (As with Tej, frex. Mind you, Ivan is pretty impressive
> in
> any outfit.) And Duv's comments to Miles about the shiny boots, and later
> '...sugar-plum-fairy...' Those uniforms have PRESENCE.
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