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Vince Garcia
Re: A red Norfolk Jacket ---Edwardian ?
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:20pm

I have no idea what the coat is supposed to be

  • A red Norfolk Jacket ---Edwardian ? Mark Mszanski, Thu Jan 11 6:08pm
    If they wore suits in 1908 in Bolivia that were dark red - Would they wear Norfolk Jackets ? We are about 8 years out from the end of the Victorian period.... more
    • Re: A red Norfolk Jacket ---Edwardian ? — Vince Garcia, Thu Jan 11 7:20pm
      • Bankers :)Mark Mszanski, Fri Jan 12 11:23am
        Dan and - Vince - It is interesting to get eye witness accounts of the two bandits and what they were wearing - There is detail there - I expect the SEARS catalogue would have been a no starter -... more
        • Re: Bankers :)Daniel Buck, Fri Jan 12 12:18pm
          Mark, Just about any town in Bolivia would had at least one store that sold men's clothing. In Tupiza, there was "Isidoro A. Kohn." In the larger towns and cities, Oruro, Potosi, La Paz, etc., there... more
          • Mostly of British import?Mark Mszanski, Fri Jan 12 1:48pm
            Dan - I suppose it may be hard to tell. I had wondered if the cashmere and or wool was of British import given the influx of Welsh farmers. It seems there was a game plan here or maybe we just want... more
            • Re: Mostly of British import?Daniel Buck, Fri Jan 12 2:14pm
              Mark, yea, gaucho dress is a whole other universe. Lots of photo books on gaucho dress, tho gaucho central was really the pampas, not patagonia, which was not settled until the later 19th century &... more
              • or Courde du Roi?Mark Mszanski, Fri Jan 12 3:58pm
                Dan - For the French settlers which as a direct french translation would be the Cloth of the King - A stretch - Pero seems to be maniacally focused on detail . Weird they chose red -or Yellow - Not... more
                • Re: or Courde du Roi?Daniel Buck, Fri Jan 12 5:07pm
                  Mark, He's a good witness; eye for details. Also dark red is not a bright color, and yellow can cover vegetable hues, like English tweedy colors. More research required. Dan
                  • Re: or Courde du Roi?Daniel Buck, Mon Jan 15 6:34am
                    Mark, a Bolivian colleague suggested that yellow could be khaki, which was a fabric in style in the bandits' era for country/hunting/sport suits. Dan
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