Some articles on facings:
... An attempt was made to have the facings of uniforms standardised English and Welsh regiments would have white facings, Irish regiments would wear green facings, Scottish ... being allowed to resume the wearing of buff facings ... Within a few years, a number of other regiments had replaced white facings with traditional colours ...
Famous quotes containing the word blue:
“When the inhabitants of some sequestered island first descry the big canoe of the European rolling through the blue waters towards their shores, they rush down to the beach in crowds, and with open arms stand ready to embrace the strangers. Fatal embrace! They fold to their bosoms the vipers whose sting is destined to poison all their joys; and the instinctive feeling of love within their breasts is soon converted into the bitterest hate.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)