King's Dragoon Guards

Officer, 1799

The style of hat had changed from tricorne to bicorne and according to the 1796 warrant was unlaced but having a scale loop with white feather. The feather changed to white over red in 1799. The hat was worn square across the head at this time but a few years into the 19th century officers only were wearing them for and aft. The 1796 regulations also stipulated the shortening of the coat and it's being fastened down the front to the waist. The lapels were retained at first but soon done away with and the coat buttoned in single breasted fashion with gold lace loops. The sleeve had four buttons and chevrons one of which was on the blue velvet cuff. The collar was similar but with two gold lace loops. The shoulders had straps in the facing colour and shoulder wings. Short white gloves are worn here instead of gauntlets. The crimson sash is worn round the waist and over the coat as is the white sword belt. No shabraque was worn at this time but the holsters at the front of the saddle are covered in bearskin and his red lined blue cloak rolled up behind him.

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