[LMB] Colors

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Jan 11 17:17:16 GMT 2022



> On Jan 11, 2022, at 8:40 AM, WalterStuartBushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
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>> . With the automated-yet-personal machines available to make uniforms, there might be small differences in fit to make the fighting cogs more efficient, but there wouldn’t be much control over, say, the collar shape or how long the uniform tunic might be (they'd want to present a very uniform presentation as a bunch, so all the uniforms might be tailored by machine to fall precisely one meter from the ground when standing at attention). 
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> The US (or Ween) military enlisted were very familiar with “one size fits none.”

Before mass-produced clothing, the wealthy had tailors, and the poor tried to make do with what they could afford to make.

It’s not valid to use Regency Romances as a source, but when clothing was dear, a Red Coat uniform could make a young man very attractive.


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