Unless a special function/activity is being held, relaxed dress is accepted and is the norm at the Vieux Mess. The Vieux Mess dress code policy is posted at the main entrance. For special functions the required dress code shall be identified at the entrance.


1. No tank tops or spandex.

2. Relaxed dress is always acceptable in the "Refuge".

3. Sports dress may be authorized by the PMC after sports activities.


Formal or Evening Dress: Mess kit, uniform no. 2, 2B; Tuxedo ( with miniature medals, if needed; no. 3 with bow tie; or dark suit with shirt and black tie.

Semi-Formal Dress: Uniform no. 3; two or three piece suit with shirt and tie; sports jacket with shirt and tie or turtleneck sweater.

Relax Dress: Dress of the Day; Clean trousers and shirt, polo shirt (collar), sports shirt (collar) with trousers, Bermuda and ¾ pants.

Jeans of any type are not authorized.


Formal or Evening Dress: Uniform no. 2 and 2A (mess kit tuxedo dark or white (with miniature medals); no. 2B (no. 3 with oxford shoes, black bow tie and white shirt); long dress/cocktail dress.

Semi-Formal Dress: Uniform no. 3 (CF without medals); appropriate dress or skirt with blouse or sweater.

Relax dress. Dress of the day, dress, skirt, trousers/Capri pants 3/4; and sweater/blouse/or other appropriate garment.

Jeans are authorized, but must be clean and proper (no rips).

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