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The cravat

Discussion in 'Civil War Uniforms & Relics' started by major bill, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Waterloo50

    Waterloo50 Captain Silver Patron

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    So what are these salty old gunfighters wearing, its not quite a tie or a cravat.

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  3. Waterloo50

    Waterloo50 Captain Silver Patron

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    Buy yourself a Top hat.
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  4. Schwallanscher

    Schwallanscher 2nd Lieutenant

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    got three of them - one is a chapeau claque, it's really hepful when you need to leave the country fast and still want to be properly dressed

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    ... the french invented it, obviously
     
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  5. Waterloo50

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    dunn and co are one of the best places to buy ties, bowties and cravats, nobody (except farmers and bikers) wears a cravat anymore.
     
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    i know that
     
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    that bowler is one of my oldest hats (bought it in '80 1 pound was 4.42 DM then) - found one that fitted (got a big head).
    it was custom made for some british gentleman, but i had only two more days in london. the gentleman (i think he was some sir whathisname) was phoned and explained to him that a gentleman from abroad (lol!) needed his hat and if he would accept this he needed to wait a fortnight longer for his new headwear and of course dunn & co would be in his depth forever - very british.
     
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    Not everyone can wear a bowler hat.
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  10. Schwallanscher

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    definately not

    that jacket doesn't look cheap, but it doesn't look fitting either
     
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  11. Waterloo50

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    The chap in the middle is drinking straight from the bottle, I'm liking his style.
     
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    If you wear a bowler you should wear a black suit, preferably pin striped. Even Charlie Chaplin knew that and so did these two.
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    exactly, but than that guy looks a bit confused, doesn't he?
     
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    I would be very out of place and style in mid 19th century America....because Hell would have to freeze over to get me to wear a tie of any sorts for any occasion....including a funeral. :laugh: LOL
     
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    My grandfather was a life long farmer. After he sold the farm he never left the house without wearing a suit. He would take of his jacket to hoe his garden but left his hat, white shirt and tie on. Is a common for a farmer to hoe a vegetable garden in a white shirt and tie? My grandfather must have picked it up somewhere.
     
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    I wonder what Prince Charles looks like in a fedora????
     
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    A lot like Indian Jones?
     
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    I would pay to see that. LOL
     
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  20. James B White

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    Not a vegetable garden, but doing something with a pig--ringing it, maybe? Or getting ready to butcher it?

    Hope this image works.

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    Some of the logic was that a white shirt could be washed hard, boiled, whatever, and it wouldn't fade in color. If made of linen like it used to be before cotton was king, it would be more durable.
     
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    Maybe there's a Missoula effect (I'm U. of M. 1976). If'n I'd a know'd ya two years ago we could've met at the Top Hat for a beer.

    Anyway, resist male dress code tyranny ! Take down all the statues of men wearing ties now !!
     
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