Arshan Service Dress Uniform
The Service Dress Uniform serves as the United Arshan Federation's formal wear for many occasions, and is even provided sans-markings for non-active military Arshans. The uniform includes a pair of black leather shoes, black trousers, a black buttoned dress coat, and a short or long sleeve shirt of either black, gray, or branch-specific color. The slacks, shirt, and shoes are the same as worn for the General Duty uniform. The Service Dress uniform is commonly referred to as 'Formals'.
Service Dress Coat
The Service Dress Coat is a dark-gray, almost black color. The jacket is held closed by six gray buttons emblazoned with the Arshan emblem. The coat has a 3/4-inch colored trim, matching the personnel's branch color, following the sides of the jacket - From the top of the shoulders down to the outer edge of the sleeve, from the armpit to the inner edfe of the sleeve, and from the armpit to the bottom hem of the jacket. The right shoulder is accent-colored based on command tier if the personnel has a command role.
Slacks and Shoes
The Service Dress Uniform includes a pair of slacks, of a dark gray-black color matching the coat. A 3/4-inch trim, using the personnel's branch color, follows the outer seams of the trousers. A belt, also matching the personnel's branch color, is worn with a black buckle, though this is usually unseen as the dress coat is long enough to hide the belt. The shoes follow similar regulation patterns to early 21st century United States regulations for male shoes - Black oxford style, undecorated and unperforated lace-up style shoes. The slacks and shoes are also worn with the General Duty Uniform.
Insignia, Patches, and Pins
See Arshan Military Uniform for more details on Arshan insignia, patches, and pins
All insignia and patches are worn on the dress coat. Along the left sleeve, from top to bottom, are the Unit Patch, Unit Name Patch, and Seniority Stripes. Along the right sleeve, from top to bottom, are the UA Military Patch, Branch Name Patch, and Seniority Stripes. A nametag plate is pinned over the right chest, centered vertically between the two topmost buttons. A rack of ribbons is worn on the left chest, with the top most row aligned with the top of the name plate. Rank insignia bars are pinned to the left collar.
Service dress uniforms are worn by Arshans to present and demand a level of professionalism and respect beyond normal expectations in the Federation. The civilian variants found in the Republic of Sion's Katar Tribe are typically used for comical effect when characterizing Arshan rigidity to law and regulation in entertainment - An act that many Arshans find disrespectful.