The Gordons

Private, Ceremonial Dress 1955

The introduction of number one dress required a special design for kilted regiments. The green doublet was waist length but had a short skirt at the back. There were no breast pockets and the collar fastened at the neck with hooks and eyes. The collar and gauntlet cuffs were edged in white piping but the artist has wrongly applied the piping to the shoulder straps. The white purse replaced the old goat's hair sporran but it was still strapped to the waist with a slim white leather belt. The hose worn with this uniform conformed to the other highland regiments, being red and white check instead of the former black and red, but the garter ribbons were still doubled and looped as before. The spats were white with black buttons. The blue bonnet had a red tourie on top and a diced cap band, red, white and green. There were no black ribbons hanging at the back as there were on the glengarry and the feather bonnet.

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