There's a character in the 1955 movie "French Cancan" who wears a very fancy uniform. He wears a light blue double-breasted jacket with white braid and bright red pants with stripes on the sides. I think it is some kind of old fashioned military dress uniform. You can see the outfit 0.26 seconds into the trailer
(warning:there are 26 seconds of cancan dancing first). My question is:
(1) What sort of uniform was this? Or is it just a costume they made up for the movie?
(2) Where/how could a modern person most affordably get a similar outfit of sufficiently good quality to wear around town at fancy occasions that are not Halloween?
posted by steinwald
on Jan 13, 2013 -
I'm looking for very
cool, light-weight long-sleeve shirts. I have scars on my forearms that I don't like to answer questions about, but my work uniform is short-sleeved. In the past I've worn long-sleeve t-shirts underneath, but I already have a tendency to overheat and these can make me really hot. So what are the lightest weight, thinnest long-sleeve shirts available? They need to be fairly tight-fitting to go comfortably under my work outfit. I'm a lady, if that matters.
posted by bookish
on Aug 29, 2012 -
Can anyone help identify this 1930s-era uniform, and also possibly provide info on a small plane crash at the time? [more inside]
posted by davidmsc
on Jun 18, 2012 -
I'm looking for a source, preferably in English, on the history and/or origin of the Catholic school girl uniform. Thanks in advance!
posted by lrnarabic
on Jun 17, 2012 -
I'm thinking about simplifying my wardrobe by adopting some kind of "uniform" for the work days. Have you done something similar? Please help me choose a sartorial theme for my work uniform. [more inside]
posted by racingjs
on May 24, 2012 -
Is it legal for a restaurant in San Francisco to require its female hosts to wear high heels?
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Apr 25, 2012 -
Eczema School Uniform. My daughter has quite severe eczema and we're finding that the school uniforms are making her itch even more than usual, as they are not 100% cotton. Looking to you guys to help me find 100% cotton uniform items for her. She needs a shirt, Navy pinafore and white knee length socks. The main problem i'm having is finding a Long Sleeve shirt for her, those i've found so far are too big for her. She 5 now but is quite small for her age. Have thought about getting shirts made for her, but not sure if it's feasible? Any help appreciated.
posted by lloyder
on Sep 30, 2011 -
Does such a thing exist that will allow me to keep my shirt tucked in, invisibly
? [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Apr 24, 2011 -
What is the green flag with a blue canton that appears on the back of the uniforms of the University of Vermont's men's basketball team? It can be seen fairly clearly here
. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady
on Mar 19, 2010 -
Why do many of the olympic speed skating uniforms feature an asymmetrical right inner thigh patch? [more inside]
posted by IvyMike
on Feb 21, 2010 -
Please help me find flattering scrubs -- the uniform, not the TV comedy -- in Austin, TX. Complication: I have lots of curves!
Do you have a brick and mortar recommendation? [more inside]
posted by argylekneesocks
on Oct 1, 2009 -
I used to have a brown UPS drives hat. It was the old style with the plastic buckle. It was given to me in 1998 or so by a UPS driver that I randomly asked if he knew where I could get a hat from. I was doing a school project where I wore a different style of hat every week for the entire school year.
Anyway. At some point I lost the hat. I would like to get another one.
Anyone know where I can get it, or just really sturdy hats with the nice plastic snap buckles any more? The ones with the holes and pegs in them. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten
on May 19, 2009 -
Can you recommend an urgent care clinic open on nights or weekends in Seattle? Preferably one somewhere near Fremont that is a Uniform Medical Plan provider. I have no current need—this is for future reference.
posted by grouse
on May 10, 2009 -
How would you find a ranked list of professional sportsmens' jersey sales for a particular league during a particular season? For instance, where could you find a ranked list of the sales of NFL players' jerseys for 2007? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile
on Aug 26, 2008 -
I have a photo of an ancestor in what I think is a Great War Austrian (well, Austro-Hungarian) uniform. Can anyone identify the insignia? [more inside]
posted by Luddite
on Apr 3, 2008 -
How to properly display part of an Army uniform in a display case? A customer of ours has a 'by the book' army husband and wants to make sure she doesn't break any rules displaying it. [more inside]
posted by whoda
on Dec 13, 2007 -
I was hanging out with a U.S. Navy officer. I noticed that he had something unknown to me on his feet... [more inside]
posted by snsranch
on Jun 21, 2007 -
Where in London would I be able to see—and get a decent photograph of—a bearskin wearing footguard of the Household Cavalry? [more inside]
posted by barbelith
on May 14, 2007 -
Is the military seabag itself considered part of a uniform, such that a retiree is forbidden by the UCMJ to use it except for ceremonies and official functions
? The one I was issued when I enlisted has tons more capacity than any other pack I currently possess, but I'd rather not break regulations even in such a way that is unlikely to be prosecuted. I'm several years out of the service, now, so I can't pose the question to my chain of command.
posted by The Confessor
on Apr 2, 2007 -
Uniform filter: So, the US Surgeon General gets to have a military-style uniform
. Why doesn't the Attorney General also get one? They're both Generals...
posted by Dagobert
on Mar 20, 2007 -