Royal Artillery Officer Mess A Royal Artillery officer-pattern mess uniform consisting of jacket, waistcoat and trousers. Jacket is black wool with red facings, by Moss Bros, with mounted brass Queen's crown Royal Artillery buttons. Waistcoat has brass RA buttons and rear waist adjuster. Trousers are high-backed/fitted leg with zip fly (was originally buttoned but a zip has been sewn in), leather under-boot straps, braces buttons and 2" stripes.
Condition: Generally good condition. Epaulettes have holes where rank was previously fitted. Externally jacket is clean and damage free other than 2 or 3 very discrete pin-head moth holes and the guns on 2 of the jacket buttons are broken. Internally the jacket lining has areas of fraying around edges of collar and lower lapels, and small holes behind bottom buttons..Trousers have 3 or 4 small holes (2 to 3 mm) around ankles, and a hole in first layer of material close to top of rear waist (approx 2cm x 1cm, see photo below, not seen under waistcoat/jacket).
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.