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Draconargentum
03-25-2008, 09:46 AM
The title is pretty self-explanatory. I've seen a lot of variation, from purple to dark brown to almost wine red, but is there any real reference (not fanart) for the shirt Maes Hughes wears under his uniform jacket? I know that Hawkeye wears a dark brown short-sleeved mock turtleneck...Is Hughes just a dark brown t-shirt?

Thanks for your time.

phantomthief
03-25-2008, 01:50 PM
If I remember correctly, it's a short sleeved black shirt... I'll see if I can locate a reference.

blackcat523
03-25-2008, 04:00 PM
From my own personal ref, anyone under the the rank of major wears a black shirt (or turtle neck in Riza's case). Any ranking officers major and above where a white dress shirt. It makes sense because both Armstrong (who is a major) and Mustang (col) both wear white dress shirts. Since Hughes falls in between them in rank he would also wear the white dress shirt.

phantomthief
03-25-2008, 04:42 PM
Looks like you can go either way...

The dress shirt is seen in the CD cover...http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/samuraitastic/Hagaren_Song_File_-_Maes_Hughes_Son.jpg

But nowhere else ^.^; (Youshoul be able the see the shirt through the collar as on Mustang's)

We've got a dark brown scoop neck...
http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs7/i/2005/264/b/3/Roy_Mustang_and_Maes_Hughes_by_Roy_Mustang_Fanclub .jpg

But the same picture also goes to black for some reason ^.^;;;
http://i3.bebo.com/023a/14/small/2006/10/27/15/36322573a2380136491b616702038s.jpg

~Ari-chan

blackcat523
03-25-2008, 04:56 PM
Looks like that fan art with the brown shirt is from the isval war (where Hughes held the rank of captain, ranking below major, the col was a major as all alchemists start off with the rank of major) Therefore the black and white dress shirts make sense. Though I wouldn't worry since all the photos of hughes have his dress shirt hiddden. He keeps his collar closed.

Draconargentum
03-25-2008, 05:34 PM
Well, the reason I ask is because I'm not brave enough to make a stab at the actual uniform top, and I don't want the person cosplaying to be mistaken for Mustang if Hughes doesn't wear a dress shirt. I think I might just go with the dark brown scoop neck: seems to be the most popular, and it'll make the most sense for my climate. Thanks again! ^_^

blackcat523
03-25-2008, 06:11 PM
The top isn't that hard, In fact I was a newb at sewing and my military outfit was my first cosplay outfit I put together. It just takes time.

Just make sure for Hughes you have pics of his daughter, and act like the proud dad he is and you'll be fine.