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 ornamentation. The trouser leg ornamentation consists of an ornamental braid worn on the outside seam of the trouser leg, from the bottom of the waistband to the bottom of the trouser leg, as follows:
(1) General officers have two 1⁄2–inch, two-vellum gold, synthetic metallic gold, or gold-colored nylon or rayon braids, spaced 1⁄2 inch apart.
(2) All other officers and enlisted personnel have one 11⁄2 inch, two-vellum gold, synthetic metallic gold, or gold- colored nylon or rayon braid.