Sunday, 10 October 2010

In the Bunker

For years, Kaiser's Bunker has been one of Lord Bassington-Bassington's favourite stops on the Interwebs. It is an example of old-school web at its best: A person has an intense passion, and wants to share it with the world. In this case, a passion for Prussian (and Canadian) uniforms. The result is nothing less than marvellous. How can one possibly resist an entire essay on the Hanoverian Gibraltar cuff-title?

But the best thing about Kaiser's Bunker undoubtedly the Kaiser the website is named after, namely Kaiser the Dachshund, who also consents to model some of the headgear. And yet again, we see how humans can never compare to canines when it comes to style.


  1. Ernst Jünger fought with the Gibraltar regiment in World War I. In Storm of Steel, he mentions the irony of wearing the cuff-title while fighting British troops.

    An interesting essay, and a lovely site!

  2. Thanks for that fun fact, Herr Rosenberg! I had forgotten that, as it's been much too long since I read anything by Jünger. It's surely time to rectify that, I'm especially tempted by the new Swedish translation of The Psychonauts.

    And yes, the site is a thing of beauty.