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Got mine from Andrei's in Frederiction - $900 with the vest and wool tux 7 years ago.
recceguy said:Doeskin is the better looking and feeling material. However, if you're a smoker, a hot ash will blow a hole in doeskin faster than you can blink and there's no way to fix it. If something happens to barethea, it can be fixed with invisible stitching (done by hand by a tailor). So if your a rough and tumble kind of person, and a smoker, the cheaper barethea may be the way to go. I've been beating mine up regularly for over ten years, and it's still 'presentable'.
recceguy said:Quit smoking about 4 years ago, after we last drank together, but it's not worth switching to doeskin and retireing in October
I recognize that a tux would be the proper choice, but it's not always practical for everyone. At the event in question business suit has been named as an acceptable alternative. Thanks for the advice.Pusser said:Given that a mess dinner is a formal evening affair, it is not strictly correct to wear a business suit, although this has become acceptable in Canada (i.e. I've never seen anyone turned away for showing up in a business suit instead of black/white tie). For this reason, it has also become more or less acceptable to wear miniatures with a business suit in Canada when attending an evening function. In short, one should wear miniatures with a business suit in this context. In fact, one would really stand out (and not in a good way) if one were to wear full-size medals here.
Another option is to spring for a tux. It's not that difficult to find a used one in good shape for a reasonable price and it's always useful to have one on hand for that last minure invitation to a wedding, mess dinner or murder mystery party....
Hell no. Change 'you/your' to 'I/my,' add memo formatting, and it's good to go :nod:Rheostatic said:... and feel free to paraphrase.
Michael O'Leary said:Tell your CoC that since you have no appropriate military dress for the occasion that you will attend in appropriate civilian attire (and make your own reasoned decision on what that is). The important part is your attendance, not the details of dress when you are in a situation none of them are ever likely to experience. Tell them you're choosing common sense over bastardized ritual and tradition for the sake of over-sensitive male egos who will decide that any solution is inappropriate in some way.
Pusser said:BONG, BONG, BONG, BONG - STOP THINKING, STOP THINKING, STOP THINKING - COMMON SENSE SUPPRESSION TEAM CLOSE UP - BONG, BONG, BONG, BONG ...
I have seen women at mess dinners in maternity dress, but it was always the old bib style and really no different from day to day wear. Mr O'Leary, however, has said it best.
Sparkplugs said:So here's one I couldn't find an answer to anywhere, and my WO is confused about it as well. I have a mess dinner to attend, and while it's not the fancy mess dress, the boys will all be wearing their blues, with the white dress shirts and bowties.
I'm pregnant, and I have the maternity DEU's, but no one seems to know what I'm supposed to wear for this thing. I can't fit a normal white mess blouse now, without my belly hanging out, and no one knows if I'm expected to find a white maternity blouse to wear with a bowtie.
Anyone ever seen a pregnant chick at a mess dinner? What was she wearing? No one can answer whether I just wear my blue shirt with the cardigan, or source out a white one. My CoC is working on it, but I wanted to know if anyone here had seen anything of the like. I know they changed the maternity DEUs within the last two years --- the smock is no longer, and there's now this old-man-style button-up wool cardigan. Very attractive, if I may say so. :
Anyway, if you can help, thanks so much. If you just want to have a giggle at the thought of how hideous this uniform is, feel free to stop by the mess dinner, I'll be there for the giggles. ;D
kratz said:*Gasp* You are giving up a good reason to go out and buy a nice outfit?
If you do it right, with alterations, it will be useful later too.