gordon92, on 11 June 2012 - 10:14 PM, said:
The best general description of orders of dress that I know of for this period is on pp. 15-16 of Dress Regulations for the Army, 1911. If you do not have access to this document, I could scan the two pages and post them. Let me know. The particulars of the dress of the Scottish regiments constitute a minefield. To quote David Murray regarding Scottish regimental dress "...there are no experts, only students." One would need the Standing Orders of each regiment for detailed descriptions, and I doubt even these would provide the full picture.
Regarding levee dress, this would be worn by officers attending a levee, i.e., for presentation at Court to the Sovereign. In the kilted regiments, the only difference between full dress review order and levee dress is the substitution of buckle shoes and full hose for the spats, highland shoes, and hose tops worn in review order; nonetheless, there are exceptions as always, e.g., The Black Watch and Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders wore a different sporran in levee dress. See post #27 in this thread for a Gordon Highlanders officer in levee dress. In English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish trewed regiments, it is my understanding that the uniform for review order and levee dress was the same. However, on the latter point I am probably overstepping my expertise. Perhaps, someone else could offer a better explanation on this last matter.
Review and Levee Order became the same after 1902 because of cost, but before that date Levee Order was one step above Review Order and involved changing from pantaloons or overalls with a scarlet stripe to a pair with gold lace stripes, and swapping the crimson silk sash for one that was either, striped or ribbed part gold and part crimson, with the type of sash (cross or waist) depending on the period or Nationality of unit (Scots Line retained cross type), together with a matching, gold laced sword belt and 'carriage' (i.e. two slings).
Real gold lace is in fact a core of linen warp and silk or cotton weft, wrapped in a base metal that has been gilded with gold. It is called orris lace. It is about 2.5% gold, and worth £60 a metre. It fades over time, in unison with the ageing and darkening cloth. Unlike Review Order it was a form of dress that applied only to officers and was usually used when officers were presented at Court or when a member of the Royal Family visited a regiment and held an audience for the officers.
The Guards still retain the latter (ribbed) type of waist sash (that replaced the striped cross sash shown below) and one was worn by The Duke of Cambridge (aka Prince William) at his wedding.
I enclose an image of a soldier of the A&SH that shows the swinging six very well. It was taken in India in 1912. Notice also the undress frock and the diced flash and hackle on the Wolseley helmet.