Army Blue Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Male

General guidelines

Personnel may wear the black dress gloves, black scarf, and the AG 489 cold-weather cap when wearing the black all- weather coat. Personnel may wear white gloves with the basic uniforms. The black oxford shoes with black socks are the only authorized footwear for these uniforms. (See paras 28–10d and 28–19 for information on lapel facing. See para 28–10e for information on color of ornamentation and branch insignia for detailed officers.)

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Army Blue Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Male

Cummerbund, black

a. Design. The cummerbund will be made from a commercial design. It is made of silk or satin material, with four or five pleats running the entire length of the cummerbund. b. Wear. All male personnel are authorized to wear the black cummerbund with the Army blue mess uniform. The cummerbund will be made of the same material as the bow tie, and it is worn with the pleats facing down.

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Army Blue Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Male

Items normally worn with the Army blue mess and evening mess uniforms

a. Accessories. (1) Buttons (para 27–4). (2) Cape (officers only) (para 27–6c). (3) Coat, black, all-weather (para 27–8). (4) Cuff links and studs. (a) Gold (blue mess only) (para 27–10b(2)). (b) White (blue evening mess only) (para 27–10b(1)). (5) Gloves. (a) Black, leather, unisex, dress (only when the black all-weather coat is worn) (para 27–12b). (b) White, dress (para 27–12c). (6) Headgear. (a) Cap, service, blue (para 20–8). (b) Cap, cold weather, AG 489 (para…

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Army Blue Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Male

Trousers, Army blue

a. Design. The trousers will be made from an approved specification or pattern. b. General description. The blue trousers are cut along the lines of civilian dress trousers, with a high waist and without pleats, cuffs, or hip pockets. Personnel will wear only the high-waisted trousers with these uniforms. Suspenders are authorized for wear, but they may not be visible when worn. (See para 24–4b, above, for additional information on the trousers.) c. Trouser leg…

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Army Blue Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Male

Materials

a. Jacket. (1) Wool barathea, dark blue, 14–ounce weight, Army shade 150. (2) Wool gabardine, dark blue, 11– or 14.5–ounce weight Army shade 150. (3) Wool elastique, dark blue, 15–ounce weight, Army shade 150. (4) Wool tropical, dark blue, 9–ounce weight, Army shade 150. (5) Polyester and wool blend gabardine, dark blue, 9.5–ounce weight, Army shade 450. (6) Polyester and wool blend fabric in plain weave, dark blue, 9.5–ounce tropical weight, Army shade 450. b.…

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Army Blue Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Male

Jacket, Army blue mess

a. Design. The jacket will be made from an approved specification or pattern. b. General description. The jacket, which is cut on the lines of an evening dress coat, descends to the point of the hips and is slightly curved to a peak in back and in front. Two 25-ligne buttons, joined by a small gold or gold-colored chain about 11⁄2 inches long, are worn in the upper buttonholes. The shoulders have a device for…

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