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#1
Hello,

My husband has had his Mess Dress stolen. (Stupidly, No kit insurance)
However i am going to suprise him and buy him new.

Any way could you help me.

I have bought his jacket, waistcoat, trousers and george boots.

What more do i need? What do you wear under your waistcoat thing?

What are spurs?

He is a SSgt by the way.
 
#5
#6
Save your money under Future Army Dress V2 everyone will be issued Mess Kit, a DJ, and a set of chino's and Blazer. Roll out is early next year. After the redundancy and unit amalgamations the smaller leaner non deployable Army will be the place to be and without any wars to fight we will be socializing alot more!
 
#7
As a SSgt, only this pattern may be worn;


Amazon.com: COWBOYS Toy Replica SPURS Plastic & Die-Cast 6.5" Long: Toys & Games


This should be worn, as a SNCO, intstead of a cummerbund;

Amazon.com: 5510 Stagecoach Cowboy 2 Six Gun Set With Holsters: Toys & Games

This should be worn with mess dress only in the prescence of the badge;

Child's Cowboy Hat on Blue | Royalty Free Stock Photo Image | iStockphoto.com

I hope you enjoy your future functions!
Never mind the spurs.

Have you costed for the horse to match them?
 
#9
Contact; MICHAEL JAY at Stowmarket they did my RCT mess dress years ago.

Made with Hainsworth Cloth.

Michael Jay Tailoring

Tel; 01449 614602
The only sensible answer to the OP. No spurs, they're for WOs1, red braces (no I'm not joking) and white grandad shirt. To make it extra special get him a nice pair of cufflinks and pocket watch and chain.

How the hell did he get his mess dress nicked?
 
#11
The only sensible answer to the OP. No spurs, they're for WOs1, red braces (no I'm not joking) and white grandad shirt. To make it extra special get him a nice pair of cufflinks and pocket watch and chain.

How the hell did he get his mess dress nicked?
Except that the braces should be in Corps / Regimental colours. As he is a Ssgt, he will get away with it and will even be recognised as having good taste and character.
 
#12
Mess Dress nicked??

I remember using that one years ago when I was caught bumming the Mess waitress and her fella come home early........

Gutted as I still had a Cuban Cigar in the inside pocket!
 
#13
Hello,

My husband has had his Mess Dress stolen. (Stupidly, No kit insurance)
However i am going to suprise him and buy him new.

Any way could you help me.

I have bought his jacket, waistcoat, trousers and george boots.

What more do i need? What do you wear under your waistcoat thing?

What are spurs?

He is a SSgt by the way.

White, golf-ball pattern shirt - can't remember the name of the style of collar with the small turn downs to go with the black bow tie.
 
#17
He's your husband and you have never seen what he wears beneath his mess kit!

Most wives have to peel the kit off them after they collapse trying to take off mess wellies! That or move to spare room for rest of night

Collar-less shirt with white double cuffs. Any braces strong enough to hold up trousers in silly games.
 
#18
Thanks for all the advice, it was stolen from his car (own fault) I bought the shinny version of george boots. Will thsi surfice?
Patent george boots are OK if you've already bought them. There's a shop at Deepcut (as part of the clothing store in the QMs department) where people sell-on old mess kit etc, it may be worth a try for a mess kit as you'll save loads.
 
#19
Mmm. All seems a little odd to me. How long has he been your husband and have you been to any accompanied formal dinner functions? Also, if you've managed to buy the rest of the kit, have none of the people you've bought it from been of assistance with regard the rest of the stuff you might need?

Was the car in your possession when the kit got nicked? Where is your other half?
 
#20
Mmm. All seems a little odd to me. How long has he been your husband and have you been to any accompanied formal dinner functions? Also, if you've managed to buy the rest of the kit, have none of the people you've bought it from been of assistance with regard the rest of the stuff you might need?

Was the car in your possession when the kit got nicked? Where is your other half?
What are you getting at you gibbering idiot?
 

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