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#1 carpu65

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 05:53 AM

What kind od shade is "clerical gray?

Maybe is another way to said charcoal?

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 07:47 AM

Thanks for posting this.

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 12:51 AM

Is from a old post of Sator.

I'was curious about "clerical gray" shade.

I think that is a Brirish word for charcoal.



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 03:35 AM

Is from a old post of Sator.

I'was curious about "clerical gray" shade.

I think that is a Brirish word for charcoal.

 

Couldn't find anything on "clerical gray."  Google did answer my question about "Ally Pally."


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Posted 04 December 2014 - 04:24 AM

One of the translations for "clerical" is: "(of a job or person) concerned with or relating to work in an office, especially routine documentation and administrative tasks."

 

So I'd say that dark grey is a very good guess!


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Posted 04 December 2014 - 05:33 AM

Don't know about some places but, other places clothing was used to show your place, or rank. So I don't think it was charcoal grey, but lighter, as in average. Close to half way between black and white on the shade scale. That's my thoughts.

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 09:58 AM

Beamtengrau - booring middle grey


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Posted 07 December 2014 - 03:39 AM

A Google search for "clerical grey flannel" turns up quite a few newspaper advertisements (mostly from the Sydney Morning Herald in the 1960s) offering suits in Charcoal, Slate or Clerical Grey Flannel.

 

Searching for Clerical Grey yields this overcoat:  https://trotterandde...ol-covert-coat/ and this shirt:http://www.hammondan....php?ProdID=280 which suggests, as I suspected, that "clerical" might be related to the clergy.

 


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