General Staff Colonel ATO/Para Mess (38/39")
Mess Uniform - General Staff Colonel ATO/Para
A British Army General Staff Colonel's mess uniform consisting of jacket, waistcoat and trousers (shirt/tie not included, braces available as option). Scarlet melton wool jacket with black facings, gilt braiding to epaulettes, embroidered Colonel's crown and pips/stars and mounted "ER" buttons to epaulettes. ATO (Ammunition Technical Officer) trade badge to right cuff, parachute qualification badge to left cuff. Waistcoat is full backed with mounted buttons and a rear waist adjuster. Trousers are straight legged, high backed with zip fly, 1.5" scarlet stripe, elastic boot straps with braces buttons.
Sizes: Jacket approx 38/39" chest. Trousers approx 35" waist. Actual measurements are:
Chest Width (laid flat): 20"
Waist (width, laid flat): n/a, worn open.
Waistcoat Width (laid flat): 17"
Trouser waist: 35" (+1.5" to let out)
Inside Leg: 29" (nothing to let down.
Condition: In very good condition. Clean and damage free, with very little wear. Only issue to note is that one cuff is creased, and the rear of the jacket has an "imprint" - something has been pressing against it in storage and left an outline in the material (see photo #11). Brishing/dry cleaning may lessen this mark.
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Items are sold as seen, and described as accurately as possible. Please note that all items are used and therefore a certain amount of wear is to be expected. Any fundamental defects/deficiences are stated. Many items have been tailored and therefore sizes may be approximate.
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