Right, I've just been given a swerve ball in that I've to attend a do in the next couple of days at a mess that isn't my own. Rig is Mess Dress/No 1's with bow tie. I don't have my mess dress with me (long story) as I'm due to attend Pickle Night at my unit the week after next and I haven't got time to go retrieve it. But I do have my No 1's with me. Am I right in thinking that bow tie and civvy dress shirt with No 1's is acceptable? And do I need a cummerbund or can I wing it without one?