Gallery 3 — Danish uniforms 1700–1800

The army of the young monarch was dressed in light gray dress­es. In 1711 it was decid­ed that the army should have red dress­es, a col­or that was main­tained until 1848.
In the major­i­ty of the peri­od, the reg­i­ment man­agers had a great influ­ence on the uni­forms of their reg­i­ments. How­ev­er, all changes were, in prin­ci­ple, to be approved by the King and the Gen­er­al Com­mis­sion­er, how­ev­er, sev­er­al exam­ples are known that, with­out per­mis­sion, the exec­u­tives pur­chased mate­ri­als that would change the appear­ance of the uni­forms so that in 1745 a roy­al res­o­lu­tion was estab­lished, “that all infantry regimes should be equal­ized cut.

In 1756 new uni­forms were approved for the Dan­ish army, but as these uni­forms were cre­at­ed, con­sid­er­able dif­fer­ences arose between the indi­vid­ual reg­i­ments.
In 1758, the Dan­ish army’s reg­i­ments were asked to sub­mit draw­ings of their uni­forms so that King Fred­erik 5 could form an overview. The draw­ings showed that there was a need for tight­en­ing in the area, so that the army could appear with a more uni­form feel. The King there­fore issues pro­vi­sions on the Army’s uni­form:
At the recruit­ed reg­i­ments, the dress­es were to be equipped with dis­counts in the dis­tin­guish­ing col­or in the future, the sleeve lay­outs had to be open / worn, and the end fur should be in the mark­ing col­or.
At the nation­al reg­i­ments, the dress had to be with­out dis­counts, but above all they should have a col­lar on the dress and round closed sleeve lookups in the mark­ing col­or