Important Inventory Update (11-16-2023)
Our inventory of cummerbunds is currently exhausted due to unusually high demand and a severe shortage of MIL-SPEC fabric. You may still add a cummerbund to your order at this time and when production resumes we will process the oldest orders first, but we cannot guarantee a specific shipment date. Alternatively, you can postpone your order until we have begun production, but be aware that orders will be fulfilled in the order in which they were received and that back-orders will be given precedence.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will update this page when production has resumed

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United States Marine Corps Uniform Regulations prescribe the wear of the scarlet cummerbund by male and female SNCOs and Company- and Field-Grade Officers at official social functions where civilians would normally wear dinner dress or “black tie” attire whether during winter or summer. Black-tie events call for the wear of the Officers’ (O-1 to O-6) Evening Dress “B” and the SNCOs’ Evening Dress uniforms.  

The scarlet cummerbund is also worn by female Officers with the Evening Dress “A” at official formal evening functions where civilians would typically wear evening clothes, or “white tie” clothing. Male Officers of all grades, on the other hand, wear the white waistcoat with the Evening Dress “A” uniform, while only General Officers (O-7 to O-10) are authorized to wear a scarlet waistcoat with the Evening Dress “B” uniform.

Cummerbunds are always worn with the pleats up, which led some to give them the nickname of “crumb catchers,” a crude but effective reminder of which way this apparel is to be worn.


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