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1 May, 2013

This fellow, standing guard at the Green-Wood Cemetery, forgot to fully button up. That’s a rather permanent wardrobe malfunction! Or, perhaps, this undressed ‘look ‘ was in vogue with some mid-19th Century circles? His casual pose, jaunty hat angle and the drape of his coat suggest that the partial buttoning was intentional.  Reader, how do you feel about this fashion statement?


The Artilleryman from Green-Wood Cemetery’s Civil War Soldiers’ Monument

Update: the Author investigated the unbuttoned look.

Do read: Casual Civil War Buttoning

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Diligent Reader permalink
    1 May, 2013 11:28 pm

    If you are Napoleon, you need to unbutton those buttons so you can put your hand there. Am I right?

  2. dadork permalink
    2 May, 2013 8:41 am

    Diligent Reader has a good point about Napoleon. However, I am going to go with the 19th century version of low riding baggy pants.

  3. Anonymous permalink
    2 May, 2013 9:53 am

    I think he should do something about his face.
    Charlotte Lancaster

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