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3rd (King's Own) Hussars

Carte de Visite studio W.West in Maidstone

1860s Hussar officer in Mess Dess

The officers' Mess Kit was specific to each regiment.

The Mess Jacket of the 3d Hussars had a scarlet collar (the regimental facing color).

The elaborate Waistcoat (worn underneath the Mess Jacket) was scarlet, is adorned in a specific regimental pattern with gold gimp lace and gold tracing cord.