Private 1742

The buff facings varied in colour according to the period, also in the way the prints were coloured. Early descriptions of the Holland Regiment talk of flesh coloured facings but actual examples of mid 19th century uniforms show cream coloured collars and cuffs. This illustration from the 1742 Cloathing Book shows lapels, cuffs and turn-backs in a sand coloured shade. The lace around the edge was different for each regiment. The Buffs had a buff stripe with a red chain pattern.

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