Glossary of Terms for Cadet Uniforms
- In heraldic convention a chevron is a "V" shape with the point worn facing upward, although in military dress it has been worn periodically with the point facing down. Chevrons, also called "stripes," are used as a system of indicating rank.
- A small coat--19th century body garment closed in front and cut across the waist leaving only small skirts behind. This type of garment was adopted by the cadets in 1883.
- A rosette used to hold up the cocked brim of a hat, or to display colors indicating rank, nationality or party affiliation. The cockade could be of wool or silk ribbon, leather, or even painted metal.
- Peaked cap. A Low shako with a leather peak. (Cassin). Originally a soft cap with a peak in front; later stiffened and given rows of braid to indicate the rank of the wearer. (Carman)
- OVERSEAS PATTERN CAP
- This cap, worn with fatigues or for imformal occasions, was made popular during World War I. Caps generally are distinguished from hats, which have a brim all the way around. The overseas pattern cap is similar to the field service cap of the British Army, a style which can be folded flat.(Carman)
- Double-breasted coat cut in a tunic style (i.e., a coat with a skirt all the way around). (Carman)
- Cloth strips wound spirally around the lower leg up to the knee. Very popular at the time of World War I. (Cassin; Linton)
- A high, stiff headdress made with a peak and decorated with an upright plume.(Linton, p. 505-506)
Carman, W. Y. A Dictionary of Military Uniform. London: Batsford, 1977.
Cassin-Scott, Jack, and John Fabb. Ceremonial Uniforms of the World. New York: Arco, 1977.
Linton, George E. The Modern Textile and Apparel Dictionary 4th ed. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Braun-Brumfield, 1973.