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Vince Garcia
Re: dan photo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:31am

I imagine them wearing something more akin to Clint Eastwood's poncho

  • Re: dan photoDaniel Buck, Fri Jan 12 2:46am
    Vince, thanks for posting. A couple comment threads below, Juha mentioned Carlos Pero's description of the clothing worn by the bandits, dark red, corduroy travel suits. That led to some discussion... more
    • Re: dan photo — Vince Garcia, Fri Jan 12 6:31am
      • Re: dan photoDaniel Buck, Fri Jan 12 7:07am
        Vince, a Bolivian colleague reminded me this morning that per San Vicente eyewitness Remigio Sanchez, one of the bandits was wearing "a light-brown cashmere suit, a grey hat, red gaiters" and the... more
        • Re: dan photoVince Garcia, Fri Jan 12 9:27am
          Well, i guess they wanted to be classy looking bandits... Otherwise, I'd think the poncho would be warmer and more practical in the bush
      • Re: dan photoDaniel Buck, Fri Jan 12 6:45am
        Vince, Altiplano ponchos are thick wool and huge, shoulders to mid-shins, I've got two. Comfy as all get out, but heavy and cumbersome to the uninitiated. Most Westerners then and now wear standard... more
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