Army White Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Male

Items normally worn with the Army white 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 (white mess only) (para 27–10b(2)). (b) White (white 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, cap, service white (para 18–8). (7) Neckties. (a) Black, bow (white mess…

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Army White 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 white mess uniform. The cummerbund will be made of the same material as the bow tie, and is worn with the pleats facing down.

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Army White Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Male

Vest, white

a. Design. The vest will be made from an approved specification or pattern. b. General description. The white vest is single breasted, cut low, with a rolling collar and pointed bottom, and fastened with three detachable, extra small white buttons. c. How worn. The white vest is worn with the white bow tie and white formal dress shirt with a wing collar, as part of the white evening mess uniform.

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Army White Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Male

Jacket, Army white

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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Army White Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Male

Trousers, black

a. Design. The trousers will be made from an approved specification or pattern. b. General description. The black trousers are cut along the lines of civilian dress trousers, with a high waist and without pleats, cuffs, or hip pockets. c. Trouser leg ornamentation. The trouser leg ornamentation consists of a black silk or satin braid, no less than 3⁄4 inch wide, or more than 1 inch wide, sewn on the outside seam of the trouser…

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Army White Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Male

Shirts, white dress

a. Semiformal. A commercial, white, long-sleeved semiformal dress shirt with a soft bosom, French cuffs, and a standard turndown collar is worn with the Army white mess uniform when it is worn with the black cummerbund and black bow tie. b. Formal. A commercial, white, long-sleeved formal dress shirt with a stiff bosom, French cuffs, and a wing-type collar is worn with the Army white evening mess uniform when it is worn with the white…

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Army White Mess and Evening Mess Uniforms—Male

Materials

a. White jacket and vest. (1) Cotton twill, 8.2–ounce weight, white. (2) Polyester and wool blend fabric in plain weave, 9–ounce tropical weight, white. (3) Polyester and wool blend fabric in gabardine, 10.5-ounce weight, white. (4) Polyester texturized woven serge, 6.5–ounce weight, white. b. Trousers. Commercial, black, of a tuxedo-type lightweight material.

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