Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Seafaring Sunday: Royal Navy Uniform
April 13, 1748: The first official uniform was prescribed for officers in the Royal Navy of Britain. The standard included a white waistcoat, breeches and stockings, a blue coat with cuffs and gold buttons, and a black, tricorn hat with gold lace and cockade.
For a more in depth discussion of this milestone, see this excellent post at Not By Appointment, where the above example of the original captain's undress uniform came from.