Been doing some research (nothing better to do in PA when its snowing) and found that some officers preferred to use hook & eyes to attach their shoulder boards. This would make sense so that they could be easily taken off and on, especially for those who had the dress epaulettes. What I would like to know is how common and versatile it is for re-enactors portraying officers to have these. I've found that the Quartermaster Shop sells them with the clips. I may be worrying over nothing but it seems to me that they would have a better chance of falling off during an engagement . Any comments or suggestions would be great!
Thanks in advance!