On October 31, 1868, US Postmaster General Alexander Williams Randall approved the first standard uniform for postal carriers. It included pants, vest, a mandatory cap, coat and reversible cape. Preferred weapons of choice were not mentioned. It is noted that the ubiquitous shorts now worn by the mail carriers did not come into play until 1973 and were copied by UPS in 1991.
Share this post, if you think Twisted-History should have official uniforms. I think I’d look rather snazzy in a vest and cape.