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We can recall many times when a surprise visit to our 42nd Street store has led to unexpected and exciting results. Such an occurrence took place in the early afternoon one day during the spring of 1995, when members of the Costume Design Department of a prestigious major film company, already well familiar with our reputation for supplying hard-to-find military items, happened to stop by...

After welcoming our distinguished guests we discussed in detail the British Army WWII uniforms they required for a new production about to begin filming in Italy. While their actual presence highlighted the urgency of the order, we listened carefully and addressed the concerns they raised that all the uniforms had to be completely original and historically correct to the period.

Their reliance on our military expertise would prove to be invaluable.

Not surprisingly, a number of the items they required had become such rarities over the years that we realized almost immediately how difficult it would be to supply them.

So when they added the fact that their deadline for everything was less than two weeks away, their incredibly demanding order suddenly seemed near impossible-

The BIG question they posed to us was this: "Could Kaufman's supply all their requirements- and if so, could we supply them all on time?"

In hindsight, it may have been sheer lunacy to have accepted this order in the first place given its complexity and the incredibly limited amount of time available to us. But even though we knew just how involved it would be, we were equally certain from our experience that we could make it all happen. So we accepted the challenge and assured our guests right there on the spot that we could supply everything just as they asked and do it all within the period of time allotted…

Sure enough, ten days later we delivered their order complete- a full array of WWII dated desert field uniforms so outstanding that the most discerning British military collector would have been astonished!

As we learned later on, most of these pieces were immediately shipped to Italy where each one was carefully reproduced to ensure its historical accuracy and worn in the film The English Patient, which in 1996 went on to win nine Academy Awards, including the one for Best Costume Design!

It was sometime after we had delivered the goods that another surprise came about...

Among all the wonderful khaki twill trousers and soft cotton shirts and rumbled bush jackets we supplied was one uniform that was perhaps rarer than all the others, and yet it was also the only item ever returned to us. It was this same simple but beautiful British Army nurse's dress that is photographed here, which was never chosen for the film and never, ever used.

The reader can be assured that we were very pleased indeed to get it back, where today it holds a special distinction in the British Army Section of Kaufman's own extensive Military Uniform Reference Collection!