Naval officers, esp high-ranking ones: It is evident that the gold braid doesn't think enough of the order (1940s+)
Won't the Count look handsome with lace ruffles and gold braid all over his chest and coat-tails, and a cocked hat.
His martial bosom, with its gold braid, was rising and falling peacefully.
Her doublet was of the same purple velvet as her hat, trimmed in lace and gold braid.
He wore a red fez with a feather in it, and a red tunic tied with gold braid.
"Well, you can swell around in gold braid now and catch your heiress," observed Captain Wass to his mate.
Scarlet cloth and gold braid, and the hussar fur all over it.
The widower wore a costume resplendent with spangles and gold braid.
Besides, we won't be trailing along with all the gold braid.
"And this also," she adds, handin' Yohness a military cap with a lot of gold braid on it.
Came a general with gold braid on his shoulder, and a pleasant smile.