Army Officer Uniform Present Question

Discussion in 'Service Academy Parents' started by smac, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. smac

    smac Proud Parent

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    My middle son will commission as an Army officer in May. In recognition of his achievement and his commitment, various family members would like to buy him his first set of service dress blues, and a full set of the blue mess dress uniform. I am hoping you folks might point me to a high quality custom tailor (particularly for the mess dress uniform) where we might purchase the uniforms. I am aware of Marlow White, and of F&F/A. Jacobs & Sons. Are there any others? Any clear cut "top of the line" type of tailors?

    Additionally, if you have any other advice for what a newly commissioned officer might appreciate receiving, I would like to hear your thoughts.

    Thank you for your time and assistance.
     
  2. mmb5

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    I don't know about the two you mentined, but Brooks Brothers has done military uniforms for many years and, with stores all over the country, may be more accessible.
     
  3. scoutpilot

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    Don't waste the money on mess blues. First and foremost, they're only rarely worn. Secondly and probably more importantly, it's an unwritten rule that lieutenants do NOT wear mess blues. In fact, mess blues are traditionally for field grade officers and above. Showing up anywhere as a LT in
    mess dress blues would be fodder for ample ridicule.
     
  4. SCcandidate2015

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    Brooks should be able to make uniforms. I know they have a contract for off-the-rack stuff with the Navy, but for the right price, I'm sure they do made-to-measure, and for the Army as well.

    Made-to-measure is NOT cheap, though. A suit might be $4000, at least. You can imagine what a uniform might be.
     

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