We had a meeting with the Marine Corps Association (MCA) Vice President responsible for the Marine Shop. There have been many MCL members with questions concerning the production of the MCL Mess Dress uniform. They have assured us at this time, they are still in the business of making the red MCL Mess Dress uniform. They have discussed with us that their primary focus (and rightfully so), is making uniforms for the active-duty Marines, especially the officers finishing their respective schools. The MCA Marine Shop produces the Dress Blue/Mess Dress uniforms for the officers.
It is imperative that we understand their position and the needs of the Marine Corps.
With that being said, if you are in need of acquiring the MCL Mess Dress uniform, you should call and make an appointment with them to be measured and fitted. After the measuring process is completed, you must have patience for the process to be completed. Please remember, the regular Marine Corps Officers have priority of their services. After measurements are completed, it may be several months before your MCL uniform is made.
I want to encourage you to use the website and telephone number below in asking questions that you may have.
The MCA’s Marine Shop Website is: https://marineshop.net/
Their website that shows the MCL Mess Dress is: https://marineshop.net/product-category/marine-uniforms/page/2/
The Marine Shop’s telephone number is: 888-237-7683
National Commandant / CEO
Marine Corps League