Mess Jacket (civil)
The mess jacket is a type of formal jacket that ends at the waist. It features either a non-fastening double breast cut or a single-breasted version that fastens. The jackets have shawl or peak lapels. Used in military mess dress, during the 1930s it became a popular alternative to the white dinner jacket in hot and tropical weather for black tie occasions. It also was prominently used, in single-breasted form, as part of the uniform for underclassmen at Eton College, leading to the alternate name eton jacket. A female version of it, called a spencer, was popular during the Regency period.
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... The waist-length style of jacketfirst appeared in the 1790s when George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer removed the tails from his tailcoat ... It was adopted as part of messdress, the military formal eveningwear equivalent for the civilian white tie ... Civilians first adopted a white messjacket in 1933 to wear in the hot and tropical weather of Palm Beach ...
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