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#1 SFTROOPER86

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:41 PM

Greetings,

That was the first thing I thought of when I saw this jacket. Please tell me when these were worn and did the sleeve braiding correspond to the shoulder board rank?

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Posted Today, 11:36 AM

These are the pre-WWII Marine Corps mess dress (aka evening dress or evening mess dress).  My guess late 1920s or 1930s from what I can tell of its construction on my mobile device.  The style changed after World War II.

 

The sleeve braiding on each of these should match the rank on the shoulder knots (aka shoulder boards).



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Posted Today, 12:08 PM

Thank you for your reply. I found only one other example of a similar jacket with the rank of General and the sleeves certinly are different. I assume the sleeve braiding changed with each rank?

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Posted Today, 12:29 PM

Agree the Mess Dress.Sleeve rank is related to rank.

 

I have a jacket in a group to a WW2 officer.I recall he was commissioned pre war and his mess dress jacket is 1937 dated.

 

Have also seen a few for Vietnam era.



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Posted Today, 12:32 PM

There are several examples on the forum.Here is one topic

 

http://www.usmilitar...ess-collection/



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Posted Today, 02:19 PM

Thanks Guys,

It would be interesting if someone could post photos of the sleeve braiding for each rank!

Semper Fi!

Vince



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Posted Today, 03:56 PM

Couldnt find my reprint copy of the WW2 Marine guide.The Navy officers guide didn't list the ranks.

 

Think this is out of the WW2 Army officers guide.These are for overcoat but may correspond to the mess dress.Most others I found on line were more current uniforms or regulation.

 

 

 

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Posted Today, 04:55 PM

From the 1937 USMC Uniform Regulations
Captain Evening Dress Sleeve Ornamentation and Lt Colonel Evening Dress Uniform. FA3FA149-6DBB-45DA-8273-8A0A84EF94C8.jpeg 5A08E445-9D91-4480-A882-D236B1602355.jpeg


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