I think practically every woman I know loves a man in uniform.
Here’s my man in his Civil War reenactor uniform. What’s not to love?
Now Dale could tell you all about his various uniforms. He could tell you why they are made of wool and what the insignia signifies. He could tell you about his sword and his sword belt and the sash and why it’s maroon. Believe me, he could go on and on and on about all of this.
But for me, it comes down to two elements.
And the hat.
Hot damn. I can never decide which I love more.
Great U post. Very dashing in uniform.
Dave Daniels says
Yeah, great “U”. (And I would have thought you would have used another garment beginning with “U”. lol) The unifroms, it’s all in the details.
With a man in uniform, a great “U” post by the way, it’s all about the attitude.
Boy, Dave’s got you pegged, huh?
Becky / Knitting Interrupted says
You two are just the greatest couple! And yes, he looks divinely handsome in his uniform. I like the boots too! (grin)
Oooh, I like the sword.
Heather R. says
I’m with you! I’m a sucker for uniforms. Can’t you tell?
The boots and hat are great, but what you really love most is what’s between them. Right?
Aw, AuntyNin beat me to it — that was my thought exactly. He does look dashing (and not having to go fight for… what, again? is a definite plus).
You know how I feel about a man in uniform :-). Dale is dashing!
The sword is pretty darn cool, too.
Dale does look very handsome! I hope all these comments aren’t going to his head … that hat won’t fit :).
Yep, a uniform can do some magic! Very handsome!
And our ancestors picked some regal colors too.
Love the whole idea of a reenactment fair – it looks like a blast. And Dale looks very dashing in the uniform.
Oh, I know exactly what you mean. A man in uniform is very sexy!
I just realized I am 4 letters behind. Yikes!
How cool! And the shawl below? Gorgeous.
Awesome. There’s just nothing better than a man in uniform. Sigh.
The boots. Definitely the boots. You are so lucky!
The boots. Seriously when M is out scoping land he wears these great boots and I think about him and those boots all day long.
I’m with Karen, it’s the attitude that goes with it. 🙂
For me, it’s always the boots.
Boots! Definitely the boots!!
Dale looks very handsome in that uniform! I like boots too!
Dale looks fantastic in his uniform. Very handsome. Gotta say I like a man in uniform.
So, when can we see you all gussied up?
Nope, not the boots or the hat for me – I like that sash! Of course, the overall effect is pretty nice, too.
I agree, a man in uniform (especially when you’re married to him 🙂 always looks good.
Liz K. says
Aw, Dale is just so perfect. Love it. And that’s speaking as a gal who left her heart in the capital of the C.S.A., Richmond, so I’ve seen a lot of blues and grays.
Cindy D says
Dale is in his element!!! Love a man in uniform!Hope to see you at Rhinebeck…
Oh, man, Carole, I agree. Dale is hot in that uniform — my hubster would love to do that I think. He wouldn’t make the time though. I’d like to see him grow his hair out like that too.
The boots are screaming Cap’n Jack Sparrow. ‘Nuff said.
OMGOMGOMG! GAAAHHHH!!! I’m totally the same way about the “U”. hehehe Isn’t it crazy – I’m all giddy about a picture of your husband? I’ve been crazy about reenactment costumes and everything that goes with them ever since I was in high school! My brother in law does reenactments and YUM. (don’t tell my husband) He has a period style beard and everything – he works at a local historical village so he dresses like this for his job! Well, not like Dale’s uniform there – everyday period clothing – but he has done the uniform stuff too. FUN and entertaining and sexy – you’ve got me smiling now Carole. lol
He looks so totally authentic! The hair, the boots, the everything. My husband and older son went to a couple reenactments when the boy was about 10 or 11. Unfortunately, the reality of camping out while dressed in heavy wool uniforms in the summer dissuaded them — they are both so hot-blooded they wear shorts until December. In MN and northern WI.
Salute your soldier for me!
I’m also a sucker for a man in uniform. Must be why I married a former air-force guy & a deputy sheriff!
A wonderful “U” post, and I know you could tell a lot more about the uniforms yourself, probably knowing as much about the minutia as he, but I love how you went for the visceral effect it has on you – well, maybe not all the details there, either!
I couldn’t agree more about those men in uniform!