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RissiaSunbeam1918

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Re: Dressing Up
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2005, 07:06:34 PM »
Yes, I can see where the sweet little baby boy image could be used as a very powerful defense when he was small.  ;)

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Re: Clothes
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2005, 07:29:15 PM »
Hahah, I would fifth that!!! And just recently I bought a sailor shirt at an antique store- I was wowed by it, I mean it just caught my eye, even though it's swedish. I think I'll wear it to school...And see what everyone thinks. Lovely! Thanks to all for posting the lovely pics!

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grandduchess_42

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« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2005, 03:36:43 PM »
i think all of his life he had sailor outfits. i think every royal family had atleast one sailor out fit for their boys. i'v seen many pictures of other royal familys with sailor out fits. there is a picture of queen maud of norway with her son in one.

granduchessmariska

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« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2005, 05:12:37 PM »
Yeah, it was style then.

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grandduchess_42

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Re: Clothes
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2005, 10:00:43 AM »
how old do you grow out of a sailor suit?

because didn't nicky wear one till he was 15?

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Re: Clothes
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2005, 06:40:38 PM »
It probably wasn't as fashinable when the Tsar was a boy. But it was very fashionable in the Edwardian period - not just Royal boys, but most boys (at least from the middle-class up) would have had a sailor suit I am sure.

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« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2005, 04:25:05 AM »
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how old do you grow out of a sailor suit?

because didn't nicky wear one till he was 15?


As soon as WWI broke out, Alexei asked for a soldier's uniform and a mock gun, and he got them all made to fit his size! He liked to imitate his father, and when Nicholas had to wear a soldier's uniform, he wanted to as well.  :D

RissiaSunbeam1918

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« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2005, 07:10:02 AM »
With Alexei you can only expect that much! He loved Nicky that is for sure, and no doubt wanted to live up to that standard. I thought it was cute how he got them all in his size and such.

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« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2005, 08:58:36 AM »
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As soon as WWI broke out, Alexei asked for a soldier's uniform and a mock gun, and he got them all made to fit his size! He liked to imitate his father, and when Nicholas had to wear a soldier's uniform, he wanted to as well.  :D


o right thank you.

yes i could see alexei trying imitate his father. i bet it was very funny to watch. :D

yes i think alexei looks very grown up in his uniform. very handsome if you ask me  ;) thank you again.

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« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2006, 04:55:23 PM »
Has any one seen a picture or know a refrence to a time when Alexei wasn't in uniform or in sailor themed clothes?

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« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2006, 05:57:06 PM »
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Has any one seen a picture or know a refrence to a time when Alexei wasn't in uniform or in sailor themed clothes?

Not that I know of. According to Greg King's new book, "As an infant and a young boy, Tsarevich Alexei wore skirts and dresses and velvet or linen playsuits and was was occasionally dressed in a miniature regimental uniform for official photographs. These alternated with sailor suits, following the trend that was popular not only among Europe's royal families but also with the middle class. As he grew older, short pants gave way to trousers, but this was the only concession he made, for the tsarevich rarely appeared in private in anything other than trousers and a shirt, often worn with a cap emblazoned with the name of his father's yacht Standart" (pg. 249). The fact that the tsarevich's wardrobe was rather limited does not surprise me--as the Tsar's son, his clothing would have been largely formal and this trend seems to have extended to all other royal families. Also, Alexei was 10 years old at the start of World War I, a fact which affected his dress. This age is essentially the beginning of one's transition from child to young adult so this clearly did not leave much room for a transition. Like the Tsar, he wore a uniform to establish his connection with the Russian army. Alexei probably would have worn suits as a young adult.
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Re: Other Clothes
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2006, 08:18:46 AM »
Here's one!  ;) ;D
THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
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Re: Other Clothes
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2006, 04:44:23 PM »
Hehe, I guess you could include that Sarushka... :P That was taken at Livadia, right?

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Re: Other Clothes
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2006, 02:38:31 PM »
Well there are those ever present portrait shots of Aleksei as a toddler in his lil' dressies and curls.... ;D I believe I have some saved to my com--oh no, I'm on my laptop, well I'll search for them.  :)

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Re: Other Clothes
« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2006, 01:22:38 AM »
Here's one:



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