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AR 670-1: Chapter 20-22: Shirts, white

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Note: See paragraphs 13–17 and 14–19 for the descriptions of the white shirts worn with the blue service and dress uniforms.

a. Shirt, white, short-sleeved, female.

(1) Type. The shirt is an optional purchase item for the Army dress green uniform.

(2) Description. The material is white polyester and cotton broadcloth. The shirt has short sleeves and a pointed collar. The black service neck tab is worn with the short- sleeved white shirt when worn with the Army dress green
uniform. See chapter 14 for the description and wear policy of the short- and long-sleeved white shirts accompanying the blue service and dress uniforms.

(3) How worn. Enlisted females wear a white shirt when they wear the green dress uniform or with the Army blue service or dress uniforms.

b. Shirt, white, formal, female mess.

(1) Type. The shirt is an optional purchase item.

(2) Description. There are two types of option purchase white formal female mess shirt authorized for wear:

(a) Type I: The shirt is a tuck-in style made of polyester and cotton fabric, with a front closure containing seven removable, dome-shaped, pearl-like buttons. The shirt has three vertical rows of ruffles on each side of the front opening. It has short sleeves and a rounded collar. A quarter moon shaped neck tab is worn with this shirt.

(b) Type II: The shirt is a tuck-in style made of polyester and cotton fabric, with a front closure containing seven removable, dome-shaped, pearl-like buttons. The shirt has short sleeves, a pleated front, and a rounded collar. A quarter moon shaped neck tab is worn with this shirt.

(3) How worn. The shirt is worn with mess and evening mess uniforms.

c. Shirt, white, long-sleeved, male.

(1) Type. The shirt is an optional purchase item.

(2) Description. The material is plain polyester and cotton broadcloth, of a commercial design. The shirt has long sleeves, regular or French cuffs, and a standard turndown collar with tapered points, approximately 2 5/8 inches long.

Button-down or snap tab collars are not authorized.

(3) How worn. Enlisted males wear the shirt with the Army green uniform when they wear it as a dress uniform. All males wear the shirt with the blue service/dress uniforms.

d. Shirt, white, semiformal, dress, male mess.

(1) Type. The shirt is an optional purchase item.

(2) Description. The shirt is a white, semiformal dress shirt with long sleeves, a soft bosom, French cuffs, and a standard turndown collar.

(3) How worn. The shirt is worn with the blue and white mess uniforms.

e. Shirt, white, formal, male evening mess.

(1) Type. The shirt is an optional purchase item.

(2) Description. The shirt is a white, formal dress shirt with long sleeves, a stiff bosom, French cuffs, and a wing collar.

(3) How worn. The shirt is worn with the evening mess uniforms.