Gentlemen, Our mess committee have recently proposed the idea of holding a boxing night in the Officers' Mess (they got the idea from another RAF unit which is holding one soon). I have always laboured under the impression that competitive pugilism would be more appropriately staged in an all ranks forum (probably in the gym). Aside from the hideous expense of setting the bouts up, I don't think the Mess should be hosting sporting events. Also the proposed dress code is No. 5 dress (mess dress), I would have thought black tie would be more appropriate. Am I right to object to this? Does anyone know if such an event has been held in an Army Officers' Mess? P.S. The committee has also advertised the dress code for another function as planters dress, could someone confirm what planters dress is as I believe it is different from what they think it is?