(**DESCRIPTION) I've come to the part in my WIP where my MC sees a soldier for the first time. I've tried to find the most simple looking uniform I could find in history and plan on building my own military uniform from that. The only thing is, I need help naming the elements.... Below is the uniform of a French Infantry soldier from 1780. The description of it says "The uniform for the lower ranks comprised a standardised form of the civilian dress, including tricorn hat, long-skirted coat, waistcoat and breeches."...... but what are the cross straps over the chest? What are those called and what do they do?