Garde du Corps c. 1745
Complete uniform of a French Life Guard of c. 1745. Carefully reconstructed from period primary sources, both pictorial and archival (SHAT of Vincennes).
The uniform comprises all items of clothing and equipment, excluding weapons:
coat, waistcoat, breeches, jackboots, shirt, neckstock, hat, waistbelt, shoulder belt with hook for carbine. The colour of the shoulder belt (privates only) can be varied according to the company (1st white, 2nd green, 3rd blue and 4th yellow). Officers uniforms were similar though with larger silver braid with a scalloped edge on the outside.
The uniform can be made by standard sizes or to measure (see form above).