Piedmontese tunic 1843-1848
Sardinian-Piedmontese tunic pattern 1843, used until 1848 in the 1st Italian War of Independence. Replicated from an original tunic preserved in the Museo dei Granatieri of Rome and others in private collections. It is made blue wool cloth, lined with white cotton in the body and finer black "basino" in the skirts, double row of 9 pewter buttons down the front, collar and piping in the Brigade colour.
Available in standard sizes, or made to measure. Also, in officer's quality with heavily padding at breast and narrow waist, as fashionable at this time.