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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2022 8:07 p.m. PST

"If you want to mimic Napoleon Bonaparte, just stand straight and hide one hand in your jacket. It's an immediately recognizable pose and unique to Napoleon, right?

Like so many Napoleonic myths, there's more here than meets the eye…"

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bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2022 8:31 p.m. PST

I heard he kept a cheese sandwich in there :)

Zephyr121 Nov 2022 8:57 p.m. PST

The clothing styles of the day didn't allow him to do an Al Bundy… ;-)

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2022 6:21 a.m. PST

Maybe it was really, really cold in the room

dibble22 Nov 2022 8:32 a.m. PST

Yeah! And what about Al Bundy putting his hand in the waist-band of his trousers when he sits down to watch Psycho Dad?

ConnaughtRanger22 Nov 2022 10:16 a.m. PST

I remember a very scurrilous flip-book type cartoon doing the rounds at school that illustrated the real reason.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2022 10:26 a.m. PST

Itchy underwear.

Au pas de Charge22 Nov 2022 2:43 p.m. PST

There was a strong Neo-classical movement during this era.
I've read that Napoleon was emulating Roman patricians and Julius Caesar who were often sculpted with their hands in the folds of their togas.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2022 2:57 p.m. PST

Ha!Ha!…

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42flanker22 Nov 2022 10:30 p.m. PST

It wasn't his coat, it was his 'veste'
- and did he ever adopt this pose out of the painter's studio? (No photos, I guess)

Trajanus23 Nov 2022 6:47 a.m. PST

Keeping hold of his Cognac!

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