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I think I know what the fourragere, aiguillete and lanyard are so you don't have to worry about explaining those but I just don't get the point about wearing the shoulder cord. I haven't found the history meaning behind it nor the aim of wearing it. By the way, is it possible to wear the shoulder cord around both of the shoulders? I've seen it quite a lot so can it be one of its feature?

closed as off-topic by choster, Cascabel, MrHen, sumelic, Rand al'Thor Jul 1 '17 at 23:59

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about the history and use of a component of military dress, and not about the English language itself. – choster Jun 29 '17 at 15:48