“Browncoat” refers to either actual veterans of the War for Unification who fought on the side of the Independent Faction or those who sympathized with that cause.

Independent soldiers often wore brown dusters to identify themselves as proponents of their cause.

Adopted early in the conflict, the brown coat has become indelibly linked to supporters of the Independent’s cause. After the war’s end, clothiers made plenty of money dying old coats blue or black as people tried to forget the past. Those that still “wear the brown” do it on purpose.


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