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    And, yes, the binding on the edge of the brim did...

    And, yes, the binding on the edge of the brim did shrink first, causing the edge to curl. This "Just Happened". The rest was due to manipulation but not conscious "Shaping". Love the hat, wore it all...
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    I have an old Tim Allen flat top that I love and...

    I have an old Tim Allen flat top that I love and wear working on the farm. The front of the brim rolled up over my right eye due to me pushing it out of the way to sight my rifle. The back curled...
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    not stired up 😉. Love JW flicks.

    not stired up 😉. Love JW flicks.
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    Ok, love John Wayne movies, but you need to keep...

    Ok, love John Wayne movies, but you need to keep in mind other than the events took place in sctusl years, there is almost nothing historically accurate about the uniforms or gear. Except for his WW2...
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    LOL! Yeah, SINGLE blade pocket knife. I found...

    LOL! Yeah, SINGLE blade pocket knife. I found it amazing the amount of stuff that I didn't need. Two days "Marching Rations" of meat, hard tack and coffee was plenty for a weekend. Cook the meat up...
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    . You're very welcome Bobby! Don't forget Ross...

    . You're very welcome Bobby! Don't forget Ross and Jon. I get big picture, those guys fill in the blanks with serious research. By the way, I only got stung 5 times harvesting that honey! Not a bad...
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    Oh yeah! Forgot the pocket knife. Most important...

    Oh yeah! Forgot the pocket knife. Most important item of field equipment you can carry. I just carry a dingle blade knife, none of that fancy stuff, just gets in the way and adds weight. And a good...
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    15 years campaigning, never carried a fry pan,...

    15 years campaigning, never carried a fry pan, never used one. All meat or anything that needed cooking was stuck on my bayonet. If it was stuff like rice or oats what ever, it went into my tin...
  9. Thread: Impressions

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    The one mainstream unit I belonged to had no...

    The one mainstream unit I belonged to had no interest in any of that. They camped in RVs in the parking lot, dressed up in the cheapest settler row crap they could find, did the battle then returned...
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    Sold, thank you.

    Sold, thank you.
  11. The gray and white with brown details are sold. ...

    The gray and white with brown details are sold. Thank you
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    F/S USN PO Badge

    Hand embroidered on white cotton drill like originals. Pattern copied from original held in New Hampshire. Approx 4 inches from bottom of anchor to top of star. Edge bound with white cotton glace...
  13. F?S CSN Petty Officer Badges from Hesson Clothiers

    Hand embroidered like originals.. Black silk thread on Gray FHW Jean Wool or Black silk on white cotton drill Anchor hight is approx 3 inches as per regulation. Edges bound with black silk on jean...
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    Don't count us out yet.

    Don't count us out yet.
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    What Ross says is very true. I have gone on...

    What Ross says is very true. I have gone on other forums and out to individuals and explained how to make simple frocks and Naval cut trousers (fly fronts). But, I can't teach you to sew on line. ...
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    David, as far as I know, no, there are no...

    David, as far as I know, no, there are no patterns for Naval uniforms commercially available. Mr. Apples patterns are not so much incorrect as incomplete and missing details. And, since the frock...
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    Jon, I fully agree with what you say. If I...

    Jon, I fully agree with what you say. If I indicated that the Navy DID NOT issue undershirts nor drawers, it was a mistake. I have stated many times that they did I fact issue two sets of...
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    Jon, thank you! I agree the Navy ordered under...

    Jon, thank you! I agree the Navy ordered under garments to spec. And, they are very clear in the photos. Photos also show undershirts not conforming to these specs . I think in the photos you...
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    Sailors washed their clothes once a week, it did...

    Sailors washed their clothes once a week, it did in fact get dirty, faded stained and worn, but they cleaned and neatly repaired them. Love that pic. Ok, that pic in the original non colorized...
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    . Ok, let me ask you several questions. What...

    . Ok, let me ask you several questions. What modifications to a standard modern button up shirt would you make so it looked like a modern under shirt? None. Different material, different cut,...
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    Just to add more confusion to the subject, I can...

    Just to add more confusion to the subject, I can find no evidence that the English style undershirt with blue trim exsisted before 1880. All photos I can find prior to that show English Sailors...
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    There is very little evidence that the CSN ever...

    There is very little evidence that the CSN ever issued any uniforms that conformed to it's regulations. This applies to the VERY few blue water CSN Sailors. No evidence that it ever issued any...
  23. I would agree with a fitting issue, or how you...

    I would agree with a fitting issue, or how you are wearing your trousers. Towards the end of my active reenacting days, I found I needed neither braces nor a belt. We made Naval uniforms. Sailors...
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    Now, that would be fun. Something a bit...

    Now, that would be fun. Something a bit different.
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    The blue ticking would be a horse hair mattress,...

    The blue ticking would be a horse hair mattress, about an inch thick. I would urge you to reconsider trying to do a "ship board" set up. the thing to remember is that the berthing compartment or...
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