Hello all. I'm off to Sandhurst in May, and i'm hoping to wangle tickets to the HAC summer ball in early June. Ideally i'd like to get measured for my mess kit early doors so that it'll be ready for the ball. Problem is... a) I don't want to spend a fortune, would prefer new but not essential. b) I want to hedge my bets, so if I fail RMAS (God forbid!) I'm not stuck with an officer's mess dress. The only answer to b) I can think of is to get measured by a tailor, then ask them very nicely if they will hold off actually making it/the alterations until I call them and tell them I've passed. Can anyone help with a) and subsequently b) Cheers ducks.