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Weddings | Most Popular | Royal Ascot | Black Tie Events | Funerals | Burns Night Suppers


WHAT DO I WEAR FOR A WEDDING?
Morning...

Tailcoat / Morning coat
This has been the traditional staple at morning weddings, but this convention has eased over the years. However this is still the most classic approach to formal wear for a church wedding in England.

Tailcoat/Morning Coat Collection

Short Jacket Suit
Generally speaking, the groom, best man, father of the bride and ushers might all today still wear morning dress, but guests could perfectly reasonably wear Short Jacket Suits, with waist coats, if they so wish.

Short Jacket Collection

Prince Edward Jacket
The Prince Edward jacket is a more contemporary, pared down approach to morning wear and has gained popularity over the years as a stylish alternative to tailcoats and plain suits at wedding ceremonies.

Prince Edward Collection

Slim Fit Collection
The Prince Edward jacket is a more contemporary, pared down approach to morning wear and has gained popularity over the years as a stylish alternative to tailcoats and plain suits at wedding ceremonies.

Slim Fit Collection
Evening...

Black Dinner Jacket
For the reception or the evening event, after the wedding service at the more formal wedding black tie attire would be the standard and for this we would recommend our Black Dinner Suit.

Dinner Suit Collection

White Tuxedo
For summer black tie events, a White Tuxedo could be worn as an alternative, particularly to garden and marquee occasions.


White Tuxedo Collection

Short Jackets Suit
As mentioned previously, the Short Suit Jacket is an entirely acceptable option for most church weddings, and would obviously form an appropriate outfit to follow on from the morning to the evening

Short Jacket Collection


event, particularly if you are a guest to a wedding. At an evening event you could exchange the waist coat that you wore for the morning event for a cummerbund. By the same token, you might exchange the neckwear that you had worn to a black bow tie and wing collar combination.

IMPORTANT
Please consult your invitation, or approach the person organising the wedding, to get full picture of the attire that is being worn at the event, or the events. This is especially important for the groom and groomsmen, in relation to the bride to be.

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WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR OTHER FORMAL OCCASIONS?

Royal Ascot
The traditional black morning coat is the normal attire for this event. Gentlemen should wear either black or grey tail coat which must include:

• A waistcoat and tie (no cravats).
• A black or grey top hat.
• Black shoes.

At such an event only a plain grey or ivory waistcoat should be worn. A gentleman may remove his top hat within a restaurant, a private box, a private club or that facility’s terrace, balcony or garden. Hats may also be removed within any enclosed external seating area within the Royal Enclosure Garden. The customisation of top hats (with, for example, coloured ribbons or bands) is not permitted in the Royal Enclosure.

Black Tie Events
Black tie events are evening events at which the convention is for a man to where a suit of black wool in which the jacket lapels and trouser outer seams are of a contrasting material such as satin. He would also where a white dress shirt, a black bow tie and black dress shoes, a cummerbund might also be worn.

Highland wear is also acceptable at black tie events see our Trews Outfit see our Kilt Outfits

Black tie events are less formal than white tie events, but more formal than black tie optional or business attire events. White dinner jackets can be worn at any black tie event in hot weather.

Funerals
Everybody would wish to show the utmost respect at a funeral, and dressing appropriately is fundamental to this. Traditionally, conservative outfits are typical. Men typically dress in black suit, white shirt, and a black necktie. Even though the black tie is most common, other conservative colours are appropriate for ties such as maroon, and navy. If you do not own a black suit we offer the perfect package for you. see our Black Short Jacket

You could also wear a simple grey waistcoat (non-silk) with this outfit if you wished to do so.
Recommended dress code:

• Black suit
• White conventional collar shirt
• Accessorize with a long, neutral necktie
• Black polished shoes

Burns Night Suppers
Many people and organizations hold a Burns' supper on or around Burns' Night which falls on the 25th January, and it seems to be a growing phenomenon internationally. These events may be informal or formal, only for men, only for women, or for both genders. Formal events include toasts and readings of pieces written by Robert Burns. Ceremonies during a Burns' Night supper vary according to the group organizing the event and the location, The evening centres on the entrance of and addressing of the Haggis.

Dress code varies enormously from the wearing of token items of Scottish dress, along with normal semi - formal attire, to full Highlandwear/Black tie. see our Trews Outfit see our Kilt Outfits

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