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The Queen wears ermine capes, but they're costume for everyone else.

 

:(

post #62 of 67
Don't be sad, Andy. Costume can be fun, and it generally doesn't hurt anyone. I encourage folks to wear what makes them happy. But we're having a pedantic discussion here!
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These also show the stroller as a corollary to the morning suit with it's light colored waistcoats.






This is historically correct. Morning dress always allowed for flair in the waistcoat. Bear in mind that until 1920, fancy waistcoats were common with frock and morning coats. Here's Lt. Commander Percy Silberston wearing a black lounge/stroller in 1954, as part of his wedding rig. The trousers are black and white houndstooth. Photo courtesy of Sator. Is the vest flashy? Sure. Is it incorrect for morning dress? No. So there's nothing incorrect about a buff or cream vest with morning dress. You wouldn't wear one to a funeral, but it's perfectly correct morning dress for festive occasions.

post #64 of 67
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But we're having a pedantic discussion here!

 

If we can't have a pedantic clothing discussion here, where can we have it? :)

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I just can't get over than vest. :crazy:

 

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post #66 of 67
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I just can't get over the vest.

 

Obviously, Lt. Commander Silberston, RNVR, while in the service of His Majesty, had among his ports of call Charleston and New Orleans and became a devotee of Southern Trad.

post #67 of 67
This is historically correct. Morning dress always allowed for flair in the waistcoat. Bear in mind that until 1920, fancy waistcoats were common with frock and morning coats. Here's Lt. Commander Percy Silberston wearing a black lounge/stroller in 1954, as part of his wedding rig. The trousers are black and white houndstooth. Photo courtesy of Sator. Is the vest flashy? Sure. Is it incorrect for morning dress? No. So there's nothing incorrect about a buff or cream vest with morning dress. You wouldn't wear one to a funeral, but it's perfectly correct morning dress for festive occasions.

Note the long watch fob dangling from his waistcoat (vest) - positively Regency!
Also, his trousers are not creased- very pre-1910.
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