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An Officer's Mess Dress of the 10th Hussars
An Officer's Mess Dress of the 10th Hussars

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An Officer's Mess Dress of the 10th Hussars
A good dark-blue Old Style mess-jacket by SANDILANDS & SON, with gold cord and Russia braid edging to collar, cuffs and jacket, the backseams richly trimmed with gold cord terminating at the waist with an Austrian knot on each side; with its companion scarlet waistcoat, edged with "Broken Bias"lace, bearing 18 loops of gold chain-gimp on each side of the chest, fastened in the centre with a row of ball buttons, a row of half-ball buttons on the outer ends of the loops (the jacket named to W.E. Carver Esq. 10/23)

See illustration overleaf and in colour on Page 52 (2)

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This style of Mess Dress was officially abolished in 1902. It is however certain that some cavalry regiments (notably the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards and the 10th Hussars) continued to wear it into the 1930s.

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