Buttons from navies, mercantile marine, coast guards and even yachting clubs tend to follow British naval traditions. One of these traditions since 1774 is the use of a rope-like edging, especially for officers, although some have plain or no edging. Another tradition is the use of gilt buttons for petty officers and officers.
This shipping company ran from 1912 until 1961. It provided shipping between Australia, Japan and Hong Kong.
Paisley’s Ltd Glasgow.
Paisley’s were tailors and outfitters in Glasgow from around 1880 until 1979. They specialised in Highland costume as well as supplying uniforms for schools, sports, and trades, including merchant marine.
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