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Old March 6th, 2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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There is another thread about the best soldiers in history, but I think it's more important to look good before you fall in battle.

Which in your opinion were the best dressed (using any criteria you feel fit) soldiers and army in history.

Feel free to break it into separate time periods, wars, continents as you see fit.
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Old March 6th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #3
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The WW1 German army had cool uniforms
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Now this is my sort of thread! I vote for the Redcoats, of course! American Revolutionary War era. The sailors also were very smartly dressed around that period and the Napoleonic era. It's quite hard to find a decent picture of a redcoat though. The Life Guard Regiment from the Household Cavalry are still very smartly dressed to this day!
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The Gaulish Gaesatae of the III century BC, who "had discarded these garments owing to their proud confidence in themselves, and stood naked, with nothing but their arms, in front of the whole army, thinking that thus they would be more efficient, as some of the ground was overgrown with brambles which would catch in their clothes and impede the use of their weapons." (Polybius, 28:8).
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I think the best dressed of WW2 hands down were the germans, especially the generals. Both evil and stylish at the same time. They really fitted the role of the bad guys.

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The Gaulish Gaesatae of the III century BC, who "had discarded these garments owing to their proud confidence in themselves, and stood naked, with nothing but their arms, in front of the whole army, thinking that thus they would be more efficient, as some of the ground was overgrown with brambles which would catch in their clothes and impede the use of their weapons." (Polybius, 28:8).
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I'll go with the French. But the British were nice as well.
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I particularly like the look of the French during Napoleon III.

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