Just for something different, here is a picture of myself from last weekend at a First World War living history event. I am in a German infantry uniform, circa 1915-18 consisting of the 1915 pattern Bluse and 1907 pattern infantry trousers. I am wearing a Feldmütz bearing the national cockade of Imperial Germany on top and the state cockade for the Kingdom of Prussia (the German Empire at this time was essentially a federation of states with Prussian having the dominant role).
Compared to the fashionable garments I normally work with, this is as utilitarian and ugly as it gets and it amply shows the contrast between the decorative and the functional and mirrors the profound changes that occurred as a result of the First World War.
But not too worry, I am back to my usual. 🙂