Originally Posted by LabelKing
In this photo, Pope Benedict is visiting Austria.
Are these men wearing Austrian dress uniforms? Some of the ensembles seem like Hussar garb, and then you have the monumental bicorne on the crippled gentleman.
Like the pope himself, these gentlemen are probably members of an "historic anachronism" society who dress up in fancy though authentic costumes and pine for the way the world used to be.