Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Here is a redcoat for the aforementioned book. Notice that his uniform isn't clean. It's dirty and there are buttons missing--exactly as there would be. The British were well supplied during the Revolution and their red coats were often stolen and turned inside out and then re-dyed by the rebels. One thing that REAAAAAALLLLY bugged me about THE PATRIOT was how clean the uniforms were. There were no sweat stains or dirt visible. No missing buttons. Certainly not at all the way it would have been.