I don't recall anybody ever wearing their Mess Dress to work, though, Darth!
But I do
remember puttees (what's wrong with them?), not to mention the hose-top
"socks" that some of the guys wore with their OG
shorts out in (places like) the so-called Far East!
And I also remember being chastised by the CO for wearing boots (DMS
, not Ammo, unfortunately) on the hallowed wards of the BMH in Hong Kong!