What Did the King’s Musketeers’ Uniforms Look Like? (paper)

Master Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne, Barony of Carolingia

EK Wiki: https://wiki.eastkingdom.org/index.php?title=Remy_Delamontagne_de_Gascogne

There are few uniforms more iconic than the Musketeers tunic. Thanks to Alexandre Dumas and Hollywood, it is celebrated as a symbol of brotherhood, friendship, and justice.

And Hollywood has created a whole slew of different looks and designs for the Musketeers uniforms — everything from royal blue cassocks and white crosses, to navy blue tunics, grey, black, etc. Some with gold fleur-de-lis on the ends, some with a red sunburst behind the cross, others much more plain. The latest BBC rendition of the Musketeers even gave us leather shoulder pauldrons and a bastardized version of a long cassock.

And as much as all of these designs are instantly recognizable, just how accurate are they to history? What exactly did the King’s Musketeers (Mousquetaires du Roi) actually look like?

Let’s take a stroll through history and military fashion…

See full text at https://thetavernknight.wordpress.com/2018/08/24/so-what-did-the-musketeers-mousquetaires-du-roi-uniforms-look-like/

3 thoughts on “What Did the King’s Musketeers’ Uniforms Look Like? (paper)

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  1. This is such a cool project – I know for myself I’ve seen so much in movies but I didn’t know what the period version would have been!

  2. I love to see a Hollywood reality-check. This is a great look at something that we probably have seen so many times, but not put too much thought into.

  3. Fascinating! Great research, and really interesting to see what Hollywood got right/wrong over the years. Nice job!

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