Jimi Hendrix‘s Hussar Jacket

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  1. Guy Named Sue

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    And of course you have EJ. I also have a memory of seeing Oliver Thompson wearing one like the one Jimi had one time when I went to see Bryan Ferry. It really looked good on Ollie, very young and amazing guitarists.
     
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    ‘yeah that wouldn’t go down here in the States. The armed forces surplus shops always have plenty of older uniforms. They hardly ever have firearms.
     
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    My belly would look like the guy in 1979’s Alien.
     
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    I scored a jacket like this a week or so back.... the brown one. rsj.JPG
    Tiny bit snug, i need to drop about 5lbs - easy.
     
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    You might be shocked to learn more about archaic laws that are still on the books! I can't speak for other countries, but the U.S. has a tremendous amount of ludicrous archaic state laws.

    one set of examples...
    https://people.howstuffworks.com/10-archaic-laws.htm
    - A Georgia ordinance makes it illegal to consume fried chicken any way other than by hand.
     
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    I think that it is probably just a story. ;)

    I used to go up to Carnaby street at the weekends as a lad and the trendy shops were full of old Victorian army dress jackets with plenty of people wearing them around without any attention from the Police - it was the '60s!
     
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    Bet few of them were black though. 1967 was a differtime for race relations, even in Britain.
     
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    Utter rubbish.

    You would have been arrested for wearing the current uniform of the army, navy, air force or a policeman. The "Hussar" jackets were everywhere at that time.
     
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    Yeah he wouldn't have stood out at all.
     
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    The army surplus shops here sold ex-US army clothing...
     
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    It's a Hussar's Pelisse, a sort of over coat, usually slung over one shoulder. The actual jacket underneath was quite form fitting, but Hendrix's jacket seems to be a reproduction. Almost perfect, except for the sleeves, I have actually looked before, no real example I've seen either from a painting or a real one that has survived all this time had chevrons like that on the sleeves, and the design going up the sleeves is too big, most of them only went up to the mid forearm, and were far more ornate, here's a real one:
    https://www.ima-usa.com/products/or...-hussar-officer-s-pelisse?variant=26170843589

    Now this jacket is the real deal:
    71.jpg
     
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    Anyone remember Afghan coats? Just a sheep or goat's skin with embroidery. I walked all the way from King's Cross to Carnaby Street to buy one, and when I got there... the disgusting stench of the coat put me off. I guess I wasn't born to be trendy.
     
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    Recently, for his ah via musicom revival tour, he was trying to find it back, after giving it away years ago. I don't think he succeeded.
     
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    Thats a shame, it would've been a great sight seeing him wear it again and play Cliffs
     
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    Didn't Joplin wear those, vaguely remember a picture of her in one at Woodstock maybe.
     
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    I grew up in Chelmsford, which in the 60s was a small market town 35 miles from central London, with an established engineering base, with Marconi Wireless and Hoffman bearings being major employers.
    The theatre where Jimi played was actually the Corn Exhange which got demolished in the late 60s and replaced with a newer theatre, the Chancellor hall, or hole to we locals.
    Now it's a poncey nightclub where everyone speaks like a Towie extra.
     
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    Er, maybe that was my motivation for wanting one. I bet hers smelt a lot better!
     
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    Watch that video closely in the OP and you’ll see a young Townshend and Entwistle by the stairs.
     
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    When I was growing up in Germany during the '60's it was easy to find clothes and old uniforms like this in the antique/thrift shops downtown
     
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    Thanks for that....offers this in return. 23668.jpeg
     
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