Multistriped light weight jacket with mandarin collar.
The jacket was introduced in the Italian Navy at the end of the 1980s.
It is used by the canteen workers, in the technical specifications on the use of the various uniforms of the Italian Navy is called "STRIPED JACKET WITH BUTTONS", but is commonly referred to as the "MAESTRINO" jacket. but it is commonly nicknamed "MAESTRINO" jacket in seafaring jargon. This particular garment as mentioned is intended for the mess service of high command, more specifically for:
AMMIRAGLI COMANDANTI di Cincnav which represents the operational arm of the naval staff and is one of the 3 high commands of the Italian Navy. These units have a separate mess hall from the rest of the troops.
The jacket is worn in combination with black trousers and a white shirt, a black tie is also supplied.
Another element supplied with the mess uniform is the "cordon", which is an element belonging to the navy of the past, in fact there was fixed a switchblade ready to use for any eventuality. The knife has now disappeared, but the cord remains in use.