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Hello! My primary interest/hobby/passion is WWI British medal collecting - specifically, medals awarded to Canadian Engineers. However, for the last two years, I have also been collecting the pieces I need to put together a Canadian Engineer?s uniform.
I currently have most of the metal pieces I will need (Canadian Engineer buttons, cap badge, and ?Canada? shoulder titles) ? I don?t think the guy I will be reenacting as (Sapper Ernest Christopher Dennison) wore collar insignias because he never left the Canadian Engineer Training Depot in Seaforth, England. I could be wrong about this, but he does not have any in the picture I have of him.
Anyways, my biggest question right now concerns the best place to go reproduction uniforms. I don?t want to spend an arm and a leg, but I want a good quality one that looks as real as possible. Any suggestions?
Also, the cap badge and shoulder titles have lugs, but none of the reproduction uniforms caps or tunics I have found have the corresponding lug holes in them ? how do you all deal with this? If I bring my uniform to a tailor or seamstress can they help me with this? Do I need to find a special one that has experience with WWI uniforms?
All help is much appreciated. Thank you so much!
Greetings. Mr. Jerry Lee at What Price Glory / Onlinemilitaria, sells rather good - inexpensive uniforms and gear and does cover the WW1 period. You can look around and maybe find better repro uniforms that cost more, etc., and spend more money, but you will find that WPGs stuff is a good investment & he has a 100% guaranteed return policy. His customer service is impecable as I know it. I have been a very satisfied customer of Jerry Lee's for a dozen years now. Best to in all your endeavors,
YMH&OSvt, L/Cpl Johnnie, 93rd Sutherland Highlanders, 1854-56.