A short jacket worn by a military officer on formal occasions.
- She pulled away from him, her hand lingering on the snow-white fabric of the dress mess jacket.
- They are also seeking donations of pace sticks, Sam Browne belts, white mess jackets and khaki polyester uniforms.
- Angus Birrell, a grandly mustachioed colour sergeant and former Royal Scot who bustles about in a bright red mess jacket and tartan trousers, estimates there were as many as two dozen in Edinburgh after the second world war.
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