Not as expensive as some of the Yeomanry ones. I'll leave people who care to argue about which is smarter.
Edited to add: actually - Thieves and Sharks quoted me something horrid for a new set of 2s to accomodate my increasingly flabby arrse in distinctly un-smart Sigs kit. Sufficiently expensive that losing weight has become a sensible option!
Sir i take umbridge at your remark and slap you on the left cheek with my glove . My second shall call round to you in the morning to provide details of where our duel shall take place tis the only way to choose a regiment, then have daddy go to horseguards and pay for the commission, before moving on to the gentlemans club, to meet with his lordship to dine
Because officers in the original British Rifle Regiments, the Kings Royal Rifle Corps (60th Rifles) and the Rifle Brigade were originally dressed as Light Cavalry (see Sharpe for example). The uniform illustrated is very similar to the Mess kit of the 60th in that it has red on the collar and on the waistcoat. Its probably taken directly from the Mess kit of the 2nd (King Edwards Own) Goorkha Rifles who, for historical reasons, dressed almost identically to the 60th . (Indian Mutiny, Siege of Delhi etc etc)