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Men in wartime
"Regiments were invented for the series. Lord Grantham is with the North Riding Volunteers, and Matthew is with the Duke of Manchester's Own. For each, we had drawings done of their crests by the College of Arms and a specialist then made moulds of the artwork for their regimental badges."
-- costume designer Rosalind Ebbutt
"Lord Grantham's mess kit is copied from one that was worn by an officer in the Indian Guides in 1912. The fabric came from a firm in Yorkshire that specialises in making uniforms."
-- "The World of Downton Abbey"