Epaulettes first appeared on British uniforms in the second half of the 18th century. The epaulette was officially incorporated into Royal Navy uniform regulations in 1795, although some officers wore them before this date. Under this system Flag Officers wore silver stars on their epaulettes to distinguish their ranks. A Captain with at least three years seniority had two plain epaulettes, while a Junior Captain wore one on the right shoulder, and a Commander one of the left

Lieutenant's uniform, British, The smart uniform belonging to Lieutenant William Hicks, from around is an important find for military historians as it is believed no other lieutenant uniform of that era is left in existence.

” Five Sailors “  …… African-American sailors posing in their white uniforms [Circa 1940-50] …. The shield on the lower sleeves, indicates that these guys were Coast Guard sailors.

“ Five Sailors " …… African-American sailors posing in their white uniforms [Circa …. The shield on the lower sleeves, indicates that these guys were Coast Guard sailors.

US Navy Officer Dinner Dress Blue Uniform

The Salute Uniforms has new Navy uniforms to fit your every need. From Navy dress uniforms to Navy officer uniforms, we have all of your Navy uniforms online.

Full dress frock coat of a Captain. The frock is of blue wool with button back lapels faced with white and edged with gold lace. Although it...

Full dress frock coat of a Captain. The frock is of blue wool with button back lapels faced with white and edged with gold lace. Although it is possible to wear the coat with the lapels partially.

Necklace made for a friend in the navy.  Blend of several different blue shades of anodized Niobium.  Completely compliant with US Navy uniform regulations.

Necklace made for a friend in the navy. Blend of several different blue shades of anodized Niobium. Completely compliant with US Navy uniform regulations.

1795 uniform of Admiral Sir William Cornwallis (1744-1819). Epaulettes were a military fashion that came from France, and although they were not mentioned in uniform regulations until 1795, some officers wore them anyway.

This uniform, which belonged to Admiral Sir William Cornwallis illustrates the principal changes to uniform regulations for the year include the change in colour of the lapels and cuffs from white to blue and the inclusion of epaulettes.

A detail from the pattern plate of the 1841 US Navy uniform regulations showing the "cap for undress."

A detail from the pattern plate of the 1841 US Navy uniform regulations showing the "cap for undress.

Between the 2 wars there's a certain lack of information,but this article from the 1941 US NAVY uniform regulations book ,tells a lot about the rules applied to denim work blues

Between the 2 wars there's a certain lack of information,but this article from…

US NAVY VETERAN - National Defense Service Medal. Please, let us never forget the men and women who have sacrificed for the United States of America. Thank you and God Bless You

US NAVY VETERAN - National Defense Service Medal. Please, let us never forget the men and women who have sacrificed for the United States of America. Thank you and God Bless You

11 In Uniform Rules Every Military Spouse Should Know

11 In Uniform Rules Every Military Spouse Should Know

There are quite a few etiquette rules when a service member is in uniform that spouses may be interested to know. Here are 11 common military regulations.

U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations, 1866

Regulations for the Uniform of the United States Navy.

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