Army Blue Mess Jacket Care
- Avoid frequent dry cleanings. Dry cleaning solvents are very harsh on the jacket's material, especially the satin.
- Removing badges and medals from the satin facing on the lapels will leave small pin-marks in the satin. The fewer times you remove and re-pin medals and badges, the better.
- You will have to remove the badges/medals every time the jacket is dry cleaned. We also recommend removing badges and medals if you are traveling to prevent them snagged on something.
Below is a photograph of a Mess Jacket that has had the badges and medals removed and re-pinned several times. The marks that are left in the lapel are usually covered when the medals and badges are re-pinned. If your lapels need to be replaced, we provide a facing-replacement service for $105.