General Order. Horse Guards. 1st April 1857.
“The General Commanding in Chief has received Her Majesty’s special commands to declare, that any Colonel or Commanding Officer who shall take upon himself to introduce or sanction the addition of any ornament, lace, or embroidery, or to sanction a deviation from the approved patters in any respect whatsoever, without due authority being previously obtained for that purpose, will incur Her Majesty’s displeasure.”
REGULATIONS FOR THE DRESS OF GENERAL STAFF AND REGIMENTAL OFFICERS OF THE ARMY 1857
Quite clearly addressed to the best dressed and most sartorial of regiments. A marvellous look at the extensive and not to mention costly wardrobe required to be an officer. Published during the Sepoy mutiny.