getting hold of second hand mess dress

#1
Can anyone recommend how to source second hand mess dress and service dress? The TA uniform allowance given on commissioning won't stretch to buying new kit.

Also, should my priority be service dress or mess dress?
 
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pogz said:
Can anyone recommend how to source second hand mess dress and service dress? The TA uniform allowance given on commissioning won't stretch to buying new kit.

Also, should my priority be service dress or mess dress?
You may do yourself a favour by stating which regiment. if you are skinny I may have a Sam Browne in my archives.
Service dress. Nov is not that far away. :D
 
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Smudge - thanks, ebay was also my first thought, but I was amazed to discover there wasn't much on there.

the_butler - I'm Signals, and female, which probably makes my search a bit harder. How skinny is skinny? I may well be interested in buying your Sam Browne if you're not thin as a rake!
 
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pogz said:
Smudge - thanks, ebay was also my first thought, but I was amazed to discover there wasn't much on there.

the_butler - I'm Signals, and female, which probably makes my search a bit harder. How skinny is skinny? I may well be interested in buying your Sam Browne if you're not thin as a rake!
Get the number for the Mess at Blandford. IIRC they sell on old Mess/Service Dress. I got my QM a Majors peak cap from there.
 
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pogz said:
Smudge - thanks, ebay was also my first thought, but I was amazed to discover there wasn't much on there.

the_butler - I'm Signals, and female, which probably makes my search a bit harder. How skinny is skinny? I may well be interested in buying your Sam Browne if you're not thin as a rake!
I am going to wax it and then see if it is any good it has been in a box for a very long time. It is probably 30-32 inch waist and definitely never worn by me. (I wore a hash brown once durin a food fight.) Clipped and very good quality. But won't know if it has stood the test of time till I renovate it.
 
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heidtheba said:
pogz said:
Smudge - thanks, ebay was also my first thought, but I was amazed to discover there wasn't much on there.

the_butler - I'm Signals, and female, which probably makes my search a bit harder. How skinny is skinny? I may well be interested in buying your Sam Browne if you're not thin as a rake!
Get the number for the Mess at Blandford. IIRC they sell on old Mess/Service Dress. I got my QM a Majors peak cap from there.
They do. Make an appointment when you go on your Tp Comd course.

Also, speak to your PSAO, they have all sorts of stuff tucked away.

msr
 

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