Gendarmerie de France, c. 1759
Complete uniform of the Gendarmerie de France as it would have appeared at the battle of Minden (1 August 1759), where it was almost wiped out by the British infantry.
The uniform has been carefully reconstructed from both period pictorial sources and archival research (SHAT and Mazarine library), as well as the modern study by Arnoux and Cabannes.
It comprises of the following items of clothing and equipment (excluding weapons):
coat, waistcoat, breeches, jackboots, shirt, neckstock, hat, waistbelt, shoulder belt with hook for carbine, breastplate with straps.
It can be made by standard sizes or to measure (see form above).