Worn with both the male Mess Dress and Formal Dress Uniforms, Air Force Mess Dress Trousers are “high rise,” which means they are designed for wear at the waist rather than at the hips (a good rule of thumb for men’s formal wear). This positioning also improves the appearance of the cummerbund that is a required component of both uniforms.

The Mess Dress Uniform is worn when attending social functions of an official of formal nature: the civilian equivalent would be called a “black-tie” affair or event. Formal Dress Uniforms, on the other hand, are worn at state ceremonies and functions as well as formal evening occasions, or “white-tie affairs”—the most formal of all types of gatherings.

Features of our Mess Dress Trousers include:
  • Premium 55-45% Polyester Wool (Polywool) in Air Force Shade 1583
  • 7/8-inch satin striping on each pant leg
  • Side pockets, no pleats or cuffs
  • Rubberized waistband ensures shirts stay securely tucked in
  • Materials and manufacturing processes that are Berry Amendment-compliant—the trousers and all its components have been made in the U.S. from domestically grown or manufactured materials.
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As a certified manufacturer of uniforms and insignia, The Salute Uniforms considers it a privilege to provide the members of our nation’s military services with superior-quality apparel and accoutrements. We guarantee that every product we offer is made in the USA and meets or surpasses Mil-Spec standards. Browse our online catalog and discover how our tradition of excellence and commitment to innovation makes us your best source for military uniforms, insignias, medals, and accessories.


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