17) a very nice early mess dress uniform to a major in the 1st Duke of Wellingtons Regiment. The jacket is in good order but does show dirt to the front lapels and several surface moth patches to the right shoulder and a couple of small spots to the rear (see photos) the majors rank pips are queens crown so this was used from its manufacture in 1938 into the post war years. The inside is nicely lined and in good order, the Gieves tailors label is in place with regiment and 1938 date but sadly the officers name has been removed. All D of W regt buttons are in place and are of anodised aluminium (stay bright) this type of button was around late war but not sur if it was around in the 1930s? the trousers are again by Gieves, they have faint details to them but now unreadable, they are dusty so a good brush would not hurt, they have several period done repairs, the seam has come apart slightly at the crotch and one strap is broken to the ankle (see photos) the jacket measures shoulder to shoulder 17 inches, shoulder to cuff 25 inches, armpit to armpit 18 inches, total length collar to hem down the back 21 inches.
The trousers measure waist 30 inches, inside leg 31 inches not including leather straps, total length waist to ankle not including leather straps 43 inches.