Worn only by Officers with the Service Dress, Dinner Dress, and Full Dress White Uniforms, the men’s Service Dress White Coat is a single-breasted coat of a standard length and formfitting construction (the Service Dress Blue Coat is semi-fitted). Its most distinctive design element is the standing “Mandarin” collar that has led to the descriptive nickname for the coat as a “choker,”  and it sports five 35-ligne Coast Guard gilt buttons for closure on the right front (the women’s version has six on the right side).

Its two breast pockets are secured with 23-ligne gold Coast Guard buttons, and there is a sword slit over the left hip. Rank insignia is displayed by hard shoulder boards that are secured with shoulder loops (included with the coat purchase but unattached—see sewing services below).

Note: Our military dress coats and jackets are manufactured with unhemmed sleeves longer than most customers would ever need. This is to accommodate the disparity in our customers’ arm lengths and to ensure there is an abundance of material with which to work during the alteration process.

We do offer a variety of sewing services that will be suggested to you when add the coat to your shopping cart should you prefer to have the coat arrive ready to wear, including an option to have the shoulder loops sewn on that are used to attach hard shoulder boards.
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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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Salute Industries Inc, proud maker of The Salute Uniforms.
105 Apache Drive, Archdale, NC, 27263.