Our set of three half-inch sleeve stripes for Merchant Marine service and dress uniforms comes in either gold or silver lacing, with each of the three lacing rolls measuring thirty inches—more than enough material to cover two uniform sleeves regardless of size. We offer the stripes in silver lacing because it is a popular option for many Merchant Marine Companies.
Merchant Marine stripes are worn on both sleeves of a service or dress uniform jacket, with 1/4-inch spacing between adjacent stripes and 2 inches of spacing between the end of the sleeve and the bottom of the lowest stripe.

Customers who have purchased these Merchant Marine sleeve stripes in the past have also expressed an interest in the sleeve devices worn by officers in the Deck, Engine, and Steward departments, as well as the collar devices for Deck, Engine, and Steward department personnel.

Note: The gold stripes may be worn on U.S. Maritime Service uniforms, but Merchant Marine stripes do not include configurations equivalent to Lieutenant (junior grade) or Lieutenant Commander. We recommend USMS customers visit our Navy Lacings page for a complete array of lacing sets for ranks O-1 to O-10.

About us

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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Salute Industries Inc, proud maker of The Salute Uniforms.
105 Apache Drive, Archdale, NC, 27263.