Max Lee@mighty_mega_max

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Image Consultant
Historical Uniform & Fashion Consultant
Traveler. Historian. Reenactor.
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1918-2018 #DC #MemorialDay #Parade with WW1 Centennial Commission!

We are portraying 5th Brigade 3rd Division, Brigadier General F.W. Sladen and his staff in an original 1918 #Dodge Brothers Staff Car circa May 1918 in France.  #Infantry #Soldier #WW1 #WWI #WorldWar1 #WorldWarI #Poppy #Military #History #Vintage #Reenactor #Reenactment #Reenacting #LivingHistory #Cosplay #ootd #menswear #uniform #USA #UnitedStates #America #American #doughboy #AEF #Army #WW1CC @ww1cc @dodgeofficial


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The short-lived M1892 US Army Officer Undress Blues in comparison with British Army undress patrol jackets of 1882 King's Royal Rifle Corps in #Sudan Campaign and 1879 Royal Artillery in Anglo #Zulu War.
Not many people know similar styled uniform exist for US Army. It was replaced by the M1895 after three short years of service from 1892~1895 due to unpopularity among the officers. Most American officers felt the M1892 looked too British and thought the frogging gets in the way of performing duty. Prior to WW2, there was mutual distrust between United Kingdom and United States, and the American officers detested looking like their British counterpart. The Americans prefer function over #fashion while the British prefer fashion over function. Shown in comparison here.
#Infantry #Reenactor #Reenactment #Reenacting #LivingHistory #Army #Military #History #War #ootd #menswear #vintage #retro #uniform #militaria #Victorian #steampunk #American #America #British #US #UK #UnitedStates #UnitedKingdom #USArmy #BritishArmy #dressblues


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Since hardly anyone portrays Spain in #Spanish¬†#American¬†War, we decided to do Spanish Light Infantry, #Cazadores, in commemoration of 120th¬†anniversary of Battle of #Manila Bay in the #Philippines aboard #USSOlympia moored in #Philly this week. ¬†#Infantry¬†#Reenactor¬†#Reenactment¬†#Reenacting¬†#LivingHistory¬†#Army¬†#Military #History #War #ootd¬†#menswear¬†#vintage #retro #uniform #Spain¬†#Cuba #Cuban #militaria #espa√Īa #espa√Īol #rayadillo #ejercitoespa√Īol¬†¬†#ejercito


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US Army Indian Scout 1890 Full Dress.

Not US Marine Corps Dress Blues, got many questions when I passed by Quantico on my way down to Jamestown last week. :D

In 1890, at the urgings and efforts of Lieutenant Edward Wanton Casey, commander of the famed Casey’s Scouts, comprising mostly of Cheyanne Indians, to push for standardization and equal treatment of the Indian Scouts in the Army. The War Department authorized US Army Indian Scouts to have Full Dress uniform like the rest of the Army.

The Indian Scouts used the M1885 Mounted Service Full Dress Coat with their branch color, scarlet piping on white facing. Their Full Dress Helmet is also Mounted Service trimmed with scarlet and white horsehair plume, note the scout plume is longer than normal services’ plume. The scarlet and white symbolizes the desired peaceful integration of Native Americans into the primarily white culture.

Lt. Casey was a West Point graduate who always pushed for Native Americans’ rights, took care of his scouts and was beloved by the Cheyanne nation. He was looking for solutions to peacefully resolve the conflict over Wounded Knee Incident with Red Cloud, one of the prominent Sioux leaders, when Plenty Horses, one of Red Cloud’s messenger, ambushed him and shot him in the back while conveying Red Cloud’s response in 1891. Making him one of the last KIAs of the Great Plains Sioux Wars.

Plenty Horses was later captured and arrested by the Army and Indian Agents. He was brought to trial for the Murder of Lt. Casey, but was ultimately acquitted of murder charges. Since, it was successfully argued that the Sioux were in a state of war with the United States at the time, and Lt. Casey's death was considered an act of war. However, the same arguments were used to exonerate the soldiers of the Seventh Cavalry from the Wounded Knee Incident, none of whom were ever charged.

#nativeamerican #indianscout #cavalry #infantry #CivilWar #indian #Army #Reenacting #Reenactor #Reenactment #LivingHistory #Cosplay #Military #History #MilitaryHistory #War #ootd #menswear #vintage #style #retro #uniform #soldier #militaria #UnitedStates #America #American #US #USMC #Marines


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#Spring #MarchMadness saga ft. #snow continues!

How did everyone spend your snow day?

The Army officially issuing out buffalo fur coats to soldiers on the western frontiers in 1876 for troops that had to deal with -50F deg temperature on the northern plains. The standard issue wool overcoat was just insufficient to protect the troops against extreme weather.

However, the Army buffalo fur coats were never issued to soldiers individually or charged against clothing allowance. The fur coats remained government property and had to be returned to QM depots for storage and cleaning when the soldiers are done with the coats until the following winter.  By mid-1880s, the buffalo hides are considered a precious scarce resource due to over hunting and exploitation of the buffalo herds. While the Army still issue out fur coats until 1910s, they began issuing out cold weather duck canvas overcoats to preserve the buffalo population in 1884. It is interesting to note that the Quartermaster Department’s 1885 Clothing and Allowance Chart quotes the price of replacing a lost or damaged buffalo coat at $12.95 - a strong indication of the value of the hides at the time.
#Army #Infantry #Reenacting #Reenactor #Reenactment #LivingHistory #Cosplay #Cosplayer #Military #History #War #ootd #menswear #vintage #retro #uniform #soldier #militaria #UnitedStates #America #American #US #USA #USArmy #cold #fur #coat


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Portrayed #Pontifical #Zouave this past Saturday at #militarythroughtheages in #Jamestown since it was #StPatricksDay

The #Papal Zouaves was a unit of #international #Catholic #volunteer formed in 1861 to fight for #Pope Pius IX against Kingdom of #Italy and #Italian nationalists’ incursions into the Papal States led by #Garibaldi and his #redshirt s.

The #Irish contingent of the Papal Zouaves were among the fiercest soldiers of the unit, forming the backbone. Not many people got my impression reference though haha.

Vive Pie IX!

#Vatican #Rome #Vintage #Cosplay #Army #Military #History#Reenactor #Reenactment #LivingHistory #Soldier #ootd #menswear #Uniform #Church


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Came across a vintage #crest #tie from #brooksbrothers embroidered with a mock up 19th century #UnitedStates Great Seal or post #CivilWar#Army #officer hat #eagles this past #presidentsdayweekend. Nifty addition for work #wear.
#vintage #retro #menstyle #menswear #mensfashion #style #fashion #ootd #vintagefashion #vintagestyle #vintageclothing #instastyle #details #us #USA #American #America #ivy #ivystyle #trad @brooksbrothers


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A recent addition to the #hat collection, original US Army M1872 officer cap with 1875 #infantry #insignia and 1882 gold chin cord. The M1872 cap evolved from the Civil War era to be more shallow and aggressive following the contemporary #French army #fashion and the infantry insignia changed from the horn to the crossed rifles in 1875, which is still in use today.
#CivilWar #Army #Reenact #Reenactor #Reenactment #LivingHistory #Cosplay #Cosplayer #Military #History #War #ootd #menswear #vintage #style #retro #uniform #soldier #militaria #UnitedStates #America #American #americana #kepi #us


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#Veterans Day! At the National World War One Memorial groundbreaking ceremony for the WW1 Centennial Commission at #Pershing Park this past Thursday. Many people even DC residents were surprised that our nation does not have a national monument dedicated to WW1. It is also very sad Congress finally decided to move forward with the memorial after all surviving WW1 veterans already passed away, so thank a veteran while you have the chance.
#Soldier #WW1 #WWI #WorldWar1 #WorldWarI #Poppy #Military #History #Vintage #Retro #War #Reenactment #Reenacting #LivingHistory #Cosplay #ootd #menswear #uniform #USA #UnitedStates #America #American #vet #vets #veteran #veteransday #doughboy #armisticeday @ww1cc


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My friends that went to the #AUSA convention saw the new prototype ‚ÄėPink and Green‚Äô in person. Overall, I think they look quite nice, but I am not a big fan of handing out pink trousers to #enlisted #soldiers. It is almost like when the #Navy tried to give CPO Khakis to all enlisted sailors.¬†:) #Army¬†#Infantry #Military #History #War #ootd #menswear #vintage #retro #uniform #soldier #militaria #UnitedStates #America #American #US #USA #USArmy¬†#meme #memesjunkie #memes #memesfordays #Officer #SMA #Korea


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Portraying a 1LT of the 6th #Infantry Division, Republic of Korea, Army in field dress from 1951 at the #tankfarm this past weekend. No one usually represents the ROK in any type of Korean War reenactment, or they do it poorly based on TV shows, so here is my attempt to represent ROK and keeping the #forgottenwar history alive.
Experimenting with 1950s Agfacolor film.
#Korean #ŪēúÍĶ≠ #Korea #WW2 #Reenact #Reenactor #Reenactment #LivingHistory #Army #Cosplay #Military #History #War #ootd #menswear #vintage #retro #style #uniform #soldier #militaria #America #UnitedStates #UnitedNations #koreanwar #ROK #ŽĆÄŪēúŽĮľÍĶ≠


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