9. Day, June 30, 2017 The next step will be the Admiral's cap - but today there is only "Uniformology" ...: The normal Russian Navy uniform was plain black ...: This included a black "Furashka"-Cap ...: On special occasions the so-called "two-masters" were worn, instead of the cap captains of higher officers, a really obsolete head-covering, reminiscent of earlier times, of which the Marines of Europe had been captured by the English; in the Royal Navy, this head cover should remind Admiral Horatio Nelson. Cap and "two-masters" - were unusual for the stately and uniformly distorted Russian Empire, where even village-teachers were wearing uniforms! - remarkably simple ...: So: cap black! No! There was a white one next to the black uniform! It was conceived as a summer uniform and made of lighter fabric ...: To this uniform belonged a white "Furashka" ...: So: winter black, summer and tropics like, right? Again "No"! In practice, black and white uniforms were combined wildly together ...: There seems to have been no written prescription for it-at least I have not found any one who deals with the Russian navy as long as with the Cossacks! Obviously, the commandant (at sea) and the commander-in-chief (land station) ordered the respective suit! So: White or black cap for Alekseev? Again no! On the template painting, Alekseyev carries the black navy uniform jacket with the rank insignia of a Fleet Admiral, marked by three black double eagles on the epaulettes ...: However, he combines this admiral uniform with the distinctions of his second rank, that of the "General Adjutant". General Adjutants wore their own uniform, which was gray-green with red badges! The "monkey swing" ... ... the red gold-embroidered collar clearly visible on the painting above ... ... and the red cuffs (not visible) come from the uniform of the General Adjutant. And, of course, General Adjutants had their own cap - which looked like this ...: So we have now three options for Alekseyev - all three can equally well be justified: Black cap, white cap, or the General Adjutant's cap. (At the latest, the moment has come when researcher must be under the oxygen tent ...!) We will never know what he really was wearing, because the painter did not paint the cap with his ... Anyway, I'll paint the cap of my bust black! First: I like the "color" Black! Secondly, I have had good experiences with black in the two predecessors. Third, the black version is the most elegant! Fourth: With the golden and orden overloaded uniform, my admiral will be still "colorful" enough. So black.