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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 9:12 am 
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Hi folks hoping you guys and girls can help..
My wife and I have only recently discovered the forties reenactment/promenading scene. We normally just go civilian, but I like to go British officer (Army, Navy or Airforce) but haven't a clue as to where to get kit or what specific bits I need, this isn't helped by the fact I'm not what you'd call slim and svelte - 42" waist and 52" chest :(

Can anyone point me in the right direction on what, where and how much.....

Many thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.

Ashley and Carole Hedges


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 16:37 pm 
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It's best to decide and research rather than just picking a branch of service to be honest. Might be good to go and have a think about it and start to research your chosen 'role'. Uniform is a minefield, lots of people will sell you any old tat.
Depends on how much you want to spend, how 'right' you want to be..whether based on size etc what's appropriate for age/rank.
There is good repro out there, but it comes at a high price.
Which branch of service appeals and why? It's good to know something of the background of the men you're portraying. Happy to help once you've decided on what you'd like to portray.

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Miss Spitfire wrote:
It's best to decide and research rather than just picking a branch of service to be honest. Might be good to go and have a think about it and start to research your chosen 'role'. Uniform is a minefield, lots of people will sell you any old tat.
Depends on how much you want to spend, how 'right' you want to be..whether based on size etc what's appropriate for age/rank.
There is good repro out there, but it comes at a high price.
Which branch of service appeals and why? It's good to know something of the background of the men you're portraying. Happy to help once you've decided on what you'd like to portray.

Kate


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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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From memory there is a group call Allied Assortment in Milk & Beans who may be able to help you.

Or (plug) you could always listen to Harry & Edna on the Wireless, the vintage radio show which comes from sunny MK

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Welcome to the forums! I would like to suggest WPG as a supplier; I have had nothing but great luck with them. Their products are accurate and hold up very much the same way as the originals did. If you are looking for the best there is, made in England, hand-crafted by a master in his field, I would like to kindly suggest turning to Mr. Knight of Khaki on Campaign. His products are the very best!


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Thank you all for the assistance....lots to think about:)


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