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Author Topic: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?  (Read 13706 times)

Offline Sinewgrab

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Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« on: March 28, 2013, 07:18:54 AM »
So, maybe I should be asking this on Colonial, but I spend more time here in VSF.  Are sailors always in white predominatly throughout the Victorian era no matter what country?  I just got a few Redoubt figures that I am going to mix with Hinterland sailors to use as Norwegian Aeronef crew, and I was wondering if I should be using whote instead of any specific uniform color, as it seems that they used white for sialors across the board as fra as I can tell.

Anyone have a hint for me?
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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 07:24:04 AM »
The Japanese navy had blue uniforms for winter, same cut of cloth, just a different colour and I'm pretty sure that the Russains had stripy (blue and white) ones.

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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 07:39:07 AM »
it's VSF, any colour you like :D

but blue/black was often worn for colder climates and white for hotter climates.

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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 07:44:52 AM »
Then why do they always seem to show everyone in white!? Grumble...

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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 07:48:45 AM »
Dallimore did his in Blue - LINK

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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 07:53:55 AM »
I suppose white is the main colour people think of when they paint sailors  :?

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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 08:01:39 AM »
I guess the interesting battles and actions are not in winter but in good weather or warm regions, when the sailors would wear summer white

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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 08:10:50 AM »
Screw it then, Norwegian blue it is!

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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 08:12:35 AM »
A little white trim around the shirt collar and the bottom of the shirt will help  :)

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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 08:17:51 AM »
Screw it then, Norwegian blue it is!
Unless there is a Norwegian colony somewhere in tropical realms  ;)

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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 08:39:27 AM »
Norwegian summer uniform is blue - so you can see the sailors aren't skiving off in the snow :~}
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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013, 08:40:45 AM »
oh, I see. In Scandinavia it is reversed - that makes sense!

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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2013, 12:05:51 PM »
Definitely one for our historical-minded brethren...

I know in later US, below decks was oft a different color. Especially those around coal or oil machinery. I've a friend who was on a nuclear sub who wore a black shirt that was a hold over from earlier engine room uniforms.

Can't say I can tell from those photos I was scanning for engine room coal handling what the uniforms were...

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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2013, 12:39:41 PM »
specialised dress is always something different, the examples are numerous

one thing about the white: Off-white fatigue dress was of course due to appear more often than anything visually, so that might be a reason why white=sailor  (apart from Gene Kelly of course)

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Re: Sailor Uniforms - are they always white?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2013, 12:48:49 PM »
Then why do they always seem to show everyone in white!? Grumble...

They don't. You are mistaken. That's all I can add, really. What you are saying just isn't borne out by the pictorial references we have from the period.
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