[LMB] Colors

markus baur baur at chello.at
Tue Jan 11 15:33:52 GMT 2022


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01.2022 um 07:38 schrieb Raymond Collins:
> I read, somewhere, someone  (I think Mark Twain) commented that the
> Prussians were deep into wearing uniforms. Even minor government
> functionaries would even dress up in a uniform that made people think they
> were either a general or a parade conductor.
> 
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2022, 1:13 PM Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> 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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