For your consideration is a Canadian Air Force Mess Dress Jacket from 1960. This belonged to First Officer L.P. Ricks and was issued to him on December 2, 1960. This was custom tailored at Fairbairn's Mens Wear in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. This shows minor wear. The main body of the jacket is 100% wool - fully lined, with quilted satin - charcoal grey blue with gold accents - star patches at cuffs - gold eagle and crown stamped buttons - stylish cropped fit - hem falls at high waist - There is a Canada patch on each shoulder and a patch at the front. Measurements: Shoulders - 18" across Sleeves- 24 inches from shoulder to cuff Waist -32"- 34" circumference Length - 20 inches This displays well and is a nice piece, of a Canadian Military uniform. Please browse my shop for other interesting collectibles. I am Doll-lighted to Meet You!
Here is more information on Mess Dress: Mess dress is the military term for the formal evening dress worn by military officers in the mess or at other formal occasions. It is also known as mess uniform and mess kit. It frequently consists of a mess jacket and trousers worn with a formal shirt and other formal accessories, though the exact form varies depending on the uniform regulations for each service.
This style of military dress is largely restricted to the British, Commonwealth of Nations and United States armed forces, though it is also sometimes worn by members of civilian uniformed services and members of a Royal Household. The French, Imperial German, and other navies adopted their own versions of mess dress during the late nineteenth century, influenced by the Royal Navy. While predominantly a uniform worn by commissioned officers for whom it is mandatory, it may also be worn as an optional uniform by senior enlisted personnel in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, and by non-commissioned officers in the British Army and Royal Air Force.
Item ID: c-MessDress
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