Military Clothing from Europe
Military uniform is a standard clothing used by the military of various countries. Style military uniforms underwent many changes over the centuries. From colorful, more like a carnival outfits clothing, military clothing has transformed into an extremely utilitarian, which laid out each item.
Initially, army clothing served to troops could be distinguished on the field of battle, and bore the image function of the army. Many recruits went into the army because of the possibility of obtaining free, but still dressy clothes.
Many forms of the armies of Europe came from ethnic clothing. If any people fought their ethnic clothing special color, it could create the impression of colored soldiers. But with the advent of standardization, special color was supplemented special cut, materials, etc. So that was standardized military clothing Hungarian hussars, which became the primary model for the hussars of most European countries. Kilts Scottish highland clans were processed in regimental dress, when the British army began the recruitment of these tribal groups.
Mercenaries and irregular fighters also took part in military fashion. Their army clothes had differences from the service of the civilian population and some of the most successful designs have moved further in the army standards.
It is believed that the first standard military form was established in 1693 by the Swedish king Karl XI in the process of reforming the army.
To Charles XI had a few known attempts at standardization of military service Spanish, Roman, feudal lords in medieval Europe, the Ottoman Empire.
Interesting is the fact that contemporary filmmakers about the Roman army is significantly different from the realities of the time. The Roman army did have a fairly standardized segmented armor, but due to the scarcity of production, they were quite different, often taking into account the peculiarities of the shape of specific fighters. So, look all these armors in different ways.
You can also read an interesting fact that army officials (who paid for their own army clothes) even after the introduction of the standards could dress individually in accordance with their own taste and means.
By 1914, the armies of Europe are switching to gray and gray-green colors. The British wore khaki with the Indian mutiny of 1857. The U.S. army takes khaki in 1902. The Italians introduced gray-green in 1909, after the German and Austrian armies, which took various shades of gray. Russian troops in 1908, taking into account the experience of the Russo-Japanese war of 1905 accept gray-green shape. Some army refused colorful outfits and used them until 1914 when the First world war.