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Mess Dress - Request for help

#1
A plea for help cross-posted from Rear Party:

hayley_uk said:
hello everyone,

Havent been on here for ages!!

Just after some help, my oh has been told he needs to get a RLC mess
dress by next thursday price at £700.00, theres no way we can afford
that right now, is there any where that rents them or sells second hand ones??

If anyone can help please

hayley

xxxxx
Constructive ideas / information would be appreciated as I've told Hayley to keep an eye on this thread. Cheers!
 
#2
Plenty of places hire them. If in or near Bulford, Glover and Riding in the precinct do so. Don't know how good they are, though, sorry.
 
#4
Got one gathering dust. PM me with size, yours for the cost of postage if it fits.
 
#5
Get your No2's on and use the following excuses

1. My mess dress was lost by the dry cleaners
2. My Mess dress is lost in transit
3. I am a Primark Pikey & They dont sell Mess kit in the winter range
4. The truth!
 
#6
I was in the dead officers shop in Deepcut not long ago. It is located in the QMs department at Deepcut. I am sure I saw some mess kit in there, so you could probably pick up a set for under £100.
very helpful chaps too, give them a bell.
 
#7
There's some mess kit in out clothing stores, male and female. Drop me a PM if suitable.
 
#8
paragorge said:
Get your No2's on and use the following excuses

1. My mess dress was lost by the dry cleaners
2. My Mess dress is lost in transit
3. I am a Primark Pikey & They dont sell Mess kit in the winter range
4. The truth!
I do believe that No2s are a valid option. Never seen anyone use it though (by memory, so unreliable {mess dress=amnesia}) but at such short notice they (No2s) should be acceptable. Worth asking. I would have gone for option 4 up the CofC.
 
#9
Perturbed said:
paragorge said:
Get your No2's on and use the following excuses

1. My mess dress was lost by the dry cleaners
2. My Mess dress is lost in transit
3. I am a Primark Pikey & They dont sell Mess kit in the winter range
4. The truth!
I do believe that No2s are a valid option. Never seen anyone use it though (by memory, so unreliable {mess dress=amnesia}) but at such short notice they (No2s) should be acceptable. Worth asking. I would have gone for option 4 up the CofC.
I've attended many dinners with members wearing No 2 Dress. Perfectly acceptable, maybe unpopular but you can't be "ordered" to buy something at personal expense. I've even seen WO1's in SD!
 
#10
Other option it to hire a tuxedo/black tie.
 
#11
apfsdsdu said:
Other option it to hire a tuxedo/black tie.
Not normally acceptable for serving members and it would be quite a liberal thinking Presiding Member who allowed it.
Certainly never known it in my time in a Regular Mess.
 
#12
Sir_Burton_Dassett said:
apfsdsdu said:
Other option it to hire a tuxedo/black tie.
Not normally acceptable for serving members and it would be quite a liberal thinking Presiding Member who allowed it.
Certainly never known it in my time in a Regular Mess.
I did as I had a pot on my arm and couldnt' get mess dress over it.

Not that I would condone breaking an arm for it :lol:

Costello's split the price over a few months if you so wish.
 

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