Fashion is War

Posted March 14 2014

  On October 25, 1854, a Russian army attacked the port city of Balaclava on the Black Sea, in hopes of lifting the siege of the nearby Russian port of Sevastopol, which had been under attack by a combined British, French and Turkish force for over a month. This battle was part of the Crimean War, and while fascinating in its own right (especially with the recent tension in the region), it’s also a way to attempt to date two fashion innovations. The British forces were commanded by Field Marshal FitzRoy Somerset, the 1stRaglan, an accomplished British soldier and an...