Epaulettes are worn on the shoulder by a shoulder strap on the shirt ( pilot shirt) or jacket.This is a flap that runs along the shoulder and has a button to hold it in place, it is a cloth flattened tube and can have names , logos or rank on them. These are made to order and can be made to any design. Naval officers Pipe bands, security guards and marching bands usually have a the type.
Another method is to have a space running under the jacket so the shoulder board or epaulette will slide in to secure it.This method is usually called a shoulder board. Shoulder boards. These can be s sewn into the shoulder or slid in along the seam and buttoned just like an epaulette
Rank slides can also be used and can have stars or markings to signify the rank of the wearer, its colour, the length and diameter of its bullion fringe are used to signify the wearer's rank. These can be very fancy and round in shape but now in modern times they are most for show and used in parades.
Marching band shop in Glasgow selling supplies such as boots, hats,flagpoles, flags, parade belts, hackles and made to order supplies for all groups such as Scouts, military associations, Cadets veterans regiments, religous groups and orange marching bands.