Garde du Corps c. 1789
Complete uniform of the French Gardes du Corps of c. 1789, painstakingly reconstructed from period primary sources, both pictorial (portraits and prints) and archival (contracts and other documents in the SHAT of Vincennes), in addition to a few surviving items in the Musée de l'Armée of Paris.
The uniform comprises all items of clothing and equipment, except weapons (sword and carbine):
coat, waistcoat, breeches, stockings, shoes, shirt, neckstock, hat, waistbelt, shoulder belt with hook for carbine (privates only), whose colour varied for each company - 1st white, 2nd green, 3rd blue, 4th yellow. Officers' uniforms were like privates, but with larger silver braid with a scalloped edge on the outside, and rank epaulettes.
The uniform can be made by standard sizes or to measure (see form above).