Glossary of Terms for Cadet Uniforms
- In heraldic convention a chevron is a "V"
shape with the point worn facing upward, although in military dress it
has been worn periodically with the point facing down. Chevrons, also
called "stripes," are used as a system of indicating rank.
- A small coat--19th century body garment closed
in front and cut across the waist leaving only small skirts behind. This
type of garment was adopted by the cadets in
- A rosette used to hold up the cocked brim of a
hat, or to display colors indicating rank, nationality or party
affiliation. The cockade could be of wool or silk ribbon, leather, or
even painted metal.
- Peaked cap. A Low shako with a leather peak.
(Cassin). Originally a soft cap with a peak in front; later stiffened
and given rows of braid to indicate the rank of the wearer. (Carman)
- OVERSEAS PATTERN CAP
- This cap, worn with fatigues or
for imformal occasions, was made popular during World War I. Caps
generally are distinguished from hats, which have a brim all the way
around. The overseas pattern cap is similar to the field service cap of
the British Army, a style which can be folded flat.(Carman)
- Double-breasted coat cut in a tunic style
(i.e., a coat with a skirt all the way around). (Carman)
- Cloth strips wound spirally around the lower
leg up to the knee. Very popular at the time of World War I. (Cassin;
- A high, stiff headdress made with a peak and
decorated with an upright plume.(Linton, p. 505-506)
Carman, W. Y. A Dictionary of Military
Uniform. London: Batsford, 1977.
Cassin-Scott, Jack, and John Fabb. Ceremonial Uniforms of
World. New York: Arco, 1977.
Linton, George E. The Modern Textile and Apparel Dictionary
4th ed. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Braun-Brumfield, 1973.
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