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|uropean fashion shaped how the Revolutionary War soldier looked. Men had to be clean-shaven, with neatly trimmed hair. Personal cleanliness was not well known. Each soldier wore shoes, shirt, waistcoat (vest), and breeches, trousers, or overalls.
ontinental regiments wore blue or brown coats with facings of red, white, or other colors. Artillery uniforms for both the Continental and British armies were blue with red facings. British cavalry wore either red or green coats, while the American cavalry wore blue, green, or white. Militia regiments usually did not have a uniform and wore a variety of clothing from home or state stores.