UNIFORMS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
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We at Ujna Universal are dedicated to bringing you authentic reproductions and replicas of the uniforms worn during the American revolutionary war. We have painstakingly collected the fabrics, leathers, buttons etc of the Revolutionary war period to bring you these uniforms. The uniforms of the American Revolutionary war are collected for both the British and the Patriots. The only thing which we have not been able to copy exactly so far has been the caps.
The clothing that the New England Patriots of 1775 wore (at Lexington and Concord and at Bunker Hill came from all walks of life and were simply the ones that were in fashion at that time and also work clothing. Therefore the Patriot clothing shown here is a cross section of what the Patriots wore at that time and also what was worn by the British army at that time.
British Officer’s and enlisted man clothing (the redcoats):
The British officer’s and infantrymen have been wearing the Redcoat since 1645 when it was passed into its shape at the time of the Revolutionary war (the American war of Independence) by it’s parliament.
During the Revolutionary war (the American war of Independence) the British soldiers and officer’s wore the wool red coat which was red/scarlet and was often a regimental purchase. The Revolutionary war (the American war of Independence) British red coat is made in melton broadcloth wool and is dyed to the correct color. The buttons are in pewter and is mostly hand stitched except for internal portions. The 13.5 oz wool is ideal for both summer and winter wear. The ribbing on the Revolutionary war (the American war of Independence) British redcoat is in white/off white tape – just as it was done at that time. The ( American war of Independence) British redcoat tunic top and skirt are both lined in wool. The edges of the ( American war of Independence) British redcoat is left raw and the coat is closed at the chest with hooks and eyes. The lapels on the ( American war of Independence) British redcoat can be closed one over the other to keep the coat closed.
The British redcoat at the time of the US Revolutionary war is available at US$ 155/pc including custom tailoring, hand stitching and door delivery.
The British red coat was worn with a white cotton shirt. The British redcoat uniform was worn with a 11oz handmade white cotton shirt. The white shirt which was a part of the Redcoat uniform was worn by officer’s with frills and should eb specified at the time of making the order.
The Shirt which was worn by the British at the American war of Independence is US$ 47 including custom tailoring and door delivery.
The British redcoat uniform was worn with white fall front trousers and is available with hand stitching and seat reinforced. The Trousers worn with the Redcoat uniform during the American war of Independence have an adjustable waistband and deep front pockets. The trousers come with pewter buttons. A gusset and buttons surround the ankle and the top of the shoe.
The Trousers for the British Redcoat uniform trousers as worn during the American war of Independence is US$ 92 including hand stitching, custom tailoring and door delivery anywhere in the world.
BEST BUY OFFER: The British Redcoat + Shirt + trousers are US$ 245 including hand stitching where exposed, door delivery and custom tailoring.
Shoes (black) with white spats can be included at US$ 110 to the above best buy offer for a total of US$ 355 delivered.
Since in the initial portion of the American war on independence or the (revolutionary war as it is also know) the Patriots had little or no uniforms you can select the articles below to make up your own uniforms.
US war of Independence (revolutionary war era) century cotton shirts*
We bring you three shirts in designs which were popular at the time of the American War of Independence. Each shirt is made in homespun cotton and is hand stitched where appropriate and left out where it is not. Each shirt has been made in century cotton fabric which is appropriate to the era of the American war of Independence. Each shirt of the American war of Independence or Revolutionary war can be dyed in any color you wish – please specify the color in your order, else it will be supplied in white.
Each shirt is US$ 47/pc including hand stitching, door delivery and custom tailoring.
century cotton workshirt *civilian militia coats *colonial era cotton shirts * colonial era dress shirt * US rev war banded collar cotton shirt*
US war of Independence (revolutionary war era) waist coats +
The woolen waistcoat from the era of the US war of Independence (revolutionary war) are attached below for your selection. Each waistcoat can be made in any color of wool and must be specified by the customer in the order otherwise the order will in default made in off-white wool. The waistcoats come with pewter buttons and are hand stitched where applicable. Each waistcoat has a cotton back and is tailored to be worn over a shirt.
Any of the three choices of waistcoats below can be order ed.
Each waistcoat is US$ 65/pc including hand stitching, door delivery and custom tailoring.
colonial era cotton waistcoat+ colonial era sleeved waistcoat+ colonial era vest+
US war of Independence (revolutionary war era) shoes and boots ^:
Each pair of US war of Independence (revolutionary war era) shoes and boots are made in naturally tanned cowhide and are hand lasted and handmade with real leather soles. Since the boots are handmade they canbe made in any size and can be as wide as required by you. The boots are available in black, brown or tan color – please specify while ordering or default color is black.
concord boots^ franklins boots^
US war of Independence (revolutionary war era) spats&:
Spats are available in three sizes as per designs below. The spats are made in canvas and can be in white, tan or brown. Please specify while ordering or the default color is white.
Ankle high spats are US$ 38 delivered.
half length spatterdashes& in white are US$ 65/pair delivered.
thigh length gaiters& are US$ 83 /pair delivered.
US war of Independence (revolutionary war era) Trousers, Breeches and cover-alls@
While a wide variety of breeches, cover alls and trousers were available in the era of the Revolutionary war we have narrowed the designs to 4-5. All our trousers and breeches are made in cotton canvas and have pewter buttons. They are hand tailored and hand stitched where required to be relevant to the era.
fly front knee breeches in colored cotton canvas
fly front knee breeches in off white cotton canvas
men's trousers in off white canvas
Military overalls with front fall
rev war fall front knee breeches off white cotton canvas
rev war fall front trousers in colored cotton canvas
trouser with front fall
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IF YOU CAN'T FIND YOUR ARTICLE HERE, WRITE TO ME. WE WILL BE HAPPY TO MAKE IT FOR YOU IF YOU CAN PROVIDE A SAMPLE. THIS IS SPECIALLY TRUE OF METAL BADGES , INSIGNIA AND BUTTONS. WHILE ORDERING BRASS OR METAL BADGES, INSIGNIA OR BUTTONS - PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THESE ARE MADE ON EXPENSIVE PRESSURE DIES. PLEASE DON'T ASK ME TO MAKE ONE PIECE :-) .
WE ARE EXPERTS AT LEATHER ARTICLES SO PLEASE SEND IN YOUR LEATHER ARTICLES FOR REPLICATION - IF YOU SEND ME A PIECE OF GEAR OR ARTICLE WE HAVEN'T ALREADY MADE, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO DO A REPLICATION FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE - FREE OF CHARGE, AS LONG AS WE ARE ALLOWED TO MAKE PATTERNS AND MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO OTHER REENACTORS.
Our wwI (ww1, world war one) uniforms, equipment, gear, webbing, shoes and boots, caps, badges, patches, insignia, chevrons etc have been replicated to exact specifications prevalent during the great war and are a favourite among re-enactors. Although our Great War uniforms and equipment are museum quality replications we have priced them for use by living history groups, re-enactors and collectors. The following Great war (ww1, wwI, world war one) army, reenaction and living history units use our uniforms and gear, and we have regularly supplied the following militaria dealers with our Great war (ww1, wwI, world war one) uniforms, equipment, webbing, shoes & boots, peak & side caps, badges, patches, insignia chevrons etc:
Re-enactors will find our prices at least 25% lower than any other militaria dealer anywhere in the world and our prices include custom tailoring! That means you will get comfortable and proper fitting uniforms every time. We do not charge extra for uniforms for re-enactors who are broad built or tall.
As a re-enactor, hobbyist, living history enthusiast or a collector, if you cannot find your British Great war (ww1, wwI, world war one) article on this page, please send us your sample and we will replicate it for you down to the smallest detail. We also manufacture British Army Highland regiments kilts and other equipment like sporrans, sashes, banners, flags, hose, doublets, belts, insignia, badges, buckles etc. For Kilts you will need to send us the fabric but all other articles are manufactured in house. Please see our section on Scottish, Highland and Pipe Band uniforms, doublets and accoutrements.
We also supply Great War (world war one, ww1, wwI) British uniforms, costumes, gear and props for theatre, film, movies, plays, documentary films, ballets, stage productions and museum's living history reenactions. Please see our page dedicated to this for more details, our list of clients, and custom designing of uniforms, costumes, props and gear for theatre, film, movies, plays, documentary films, ballets, stage productions and museum living history reenaction.
We also sell our products to our through the following quality British Army uniforms and equipment vendors:
Motion Picture Props
EG FRAMES MILITARIA UK
Great War Militaria
What Price Glory
We thank the following museums for their advice and help with military history and in recreating various articles on the page:
The Western Front Museum
The Royal Regiment of Wales Museum
And the last, but by no means the least, I would like to thank Mr.Ron Turfitt of USA, member of the Geat War Association for initially providing samples, guidance, constructive criticism, introduction to members of the Great War society of reenactors, and motivation to develop an entire range of uniforms , gear and equipment which can be used by reenactors the world over.
You can find uniforms, equipment, gear and accoutrments of the following British army units at other places on this website. Please note - a major revamp of the website is taking place and if you can't find the unit mentioned below - please write me an e-mail.
Blues and Royals
Royal Horse Artillery
1st The Queens Dragoon Guards
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
The Queen’s Own Hussars
The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars
9th/12th Royal Lancers
The Royal Hussars
13th/18th Royal Hussars
14th/20th King’s Hussars
15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars
16th/5th The Queen’s Royal Lancers
Royal Tank Regiment
Royal Armoured Corps
The Royal Dragoon Guards
The Queens Royal Hussars
The Kings Royal Hussars
The Queens Royal Lancers
Royal Regiment of Artillery
Corps of Royal Engineers
Royal Corps of Signals
The Royal Scots
The Royal Highland Fusiliers
The King’s Own Scottish Borderers
The Black Watch
The Queen’s Own Highlanders
The Gordon Highlanders
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
The Queen’s Regiment
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
The Royal Anglian Regiment
The King’s Own Royal Border Regiment
The King’s Regiment
The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire
The Green Howards
The Royal Irish Rangers
The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment
The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment
The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment
The Cheshire Regiment
The Royal Welch Fusiliers
The Royal Regiment of Wales
The Gloucestershire Regiment
The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment
The Royal Hampshire Regiment
The Staffordshire Regiment
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment
The Light Infantry
The Royal Green Jackets
The Parachute Regiment
Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment
The Royal Irish Regiment
Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment
The Royal Gurkha Rifles
The Special Air Service Regiment
The Army Air Corps
Royal Army Chaplains Department
Royal Corps of Transport
Royal Army Medical Corps
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Royal Military Police
Royal Army Pay Corps
Royal Army Veterinary Corps
Small Arms School Corps
Military Provost Staff Corps
Royal Army Education Corps
Royal Army Dental Corps
Army Physical Training Corps
Army Catering Corps
Army Legal Corps
Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps
Women’s Royal Army Corps
Royal Logistic Corps
Adjutant General’s Corps
Royal Air Force
We would like to thank members of the following units for their patronage:
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