Royal East Kent 1912 Mess Jacket A scarlet wool The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) mess jacket with buff facings, red lapels and white piping. Second Lieutenant's rank. A single metal collar badge, Mounted Buff's buttons.
Sizes:Jacket approx 35/36" chest. Actual measurements are:
Chest Width (laid flat): 19"
Waist (width, laid flat): n/a, worn open.
Condition: Very reasonable condition. A moth hole approx 15mm x 8mm on one cuff (see photo). Several (perhaps a dozen or so) pin-hole sized holes elsewhere and several surface moth nips/tracing but nothing particularly detracting. Clean (no noticeable marks/stains). Gilt is wearing off the buttons.
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.