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Being so close to Ascot makes us an ideal choice if you are looking for morning wear for this great annual event. We stock a huge range of morning wear and accessories to hire or buy, plus the option of having waistcoats and neckwear made to your own specification.
We sell morning wear in all sizes and fittings off the peg and we also offer a comprehensive made to measure service. Check out the awesome blue pinstripe morning suit we had made on our personal tailoring page here!. We are experts in the proper attire and ettiquette for Royal Ascot so whether you are looking to hire an outfit or buy a new morning suit, then make us your first port of call!
We currently have a selection of antique top hats for sale in sizes 6 1/2, 6 5/8, 6 3/4, 6 7/8, 7, 7 1/8, 7 1/4 and 7 3/8. Please get in touch for more details.
What should I wear to Royal Ascot?
The dress code at Royal Ascot has reverted to a more traditional format in recent years which means that gentlemen in the Royal enclosure must wear a morning coat in either black or grey, dressed with a tie (no cravats) and a top hat which should be worn at all times. The following page offers some modern takes on traditional morning wear to buy, perfect for Ascot regulars. Please contact either of our branches for more details.
New and exclusive to Black Tie!
The Fawn Herringbone Double Breasted Waistcoat.
This classic style has been redesigned by our owner, Christopher Healy. Button four, showing eight horn buttons and with beautifully tapered lapels, it is a must have garment for any discerning Ascot patron. 100% wool outer with a satin back.
This waistcoat is available to buy only in chest sizes 38" to 50" £95
Black Lightweight Wool Herringbone Morning Coat
Hopfully the sun will be shining down on Royal Ascot Racecourse this year. If it is, you'll be cooler in this lightweight morning suit. Made exclusively for Black Tie, this morning coat is one of the finest examples available.The cloth is a lightweight wool herringbone, 200g, quite a bit lighter that the regular black herringbone fabric which is 360g. Perfect for a sunny day at the races! Also available, and shown in the pictures below are some lightweight morning trousers with a subtle striped pattern and a modern single pleated front.
The Morning Coats are available to buy only at £325
The Trousers are already in stock and are priced at £79
Other Morning Suits to Buy
Grey Mohair Morning Suit
Here we have a classic morning suit made of a lightweight wool and mohair mix, It is the mohair that gives the suit its sheen. Shown here with a double breasted waist coat to match, grey wool felt top hat and a silk tie and handkerchief set. The morning coat and trousers are in stock to hire or buy. Please see the retail prices below
Lightweight Mohair Morning Coat in Silver, Charcoal or Black £295
Lightweight Mohair Trousers in Silver, Charcoal, Black or Striped £79
Mohair Double Breasted Waistcoat in Silver ONLY (Single Breasted is available in Silver, Charcoal or Striped) £95
Jacket (Please note that this particular Jacket style is sized slightly large - We recommend to select one chest size smaller than normal to compensate)
Grey Herringbone Morning Coat
Here we have a grey herringbone morning coat available to hire or buy. This classic morning coat can be worn with the lightweight striped trousers shown below, or some grey herringbone trousres to match. Also available in Black herringbone.
Grey or Black Herringbone Morning Coat £289
Grey or Black Herringbone Trousers £79
Don't forget we also offer personally tailored morning wear! For that perfect fit in any cloth you like visit our Personal Tailoring page here!
Single breasted Ascot style waistcoats available to buy in dove grey or fawn herringbone. £95
We have a large stock of top hats to hire in black, grey and navy blue. These can be hired separately for Ascot if you already own a morning suit. We can also supply top hats to purchase. Our top hat range starts with wool felts in black, navy and grey for just £89, but if you’re looking for something a bit special, we can also offer polished black fur felt for £269. We also offer a Victorian tall topper in polished black fur felt for only £295, the closest thing you can get to the real thing when buying brand new! Bear in mind we do get a lot of orders for these hats around Royal Ascot time, so please allow six weeks or so for ordering.
We currently stock a number of very special antique top hats for purchase, some with their original leather hat boxes. These pieces are genuine hatter’s plush and are extremely rare as they have not been in production now for nigh-on a century. The main difference between a modern polished fur hat and a genuine Victorian hat aside from the fur itself is the weight, a genuine top hat is extraordinarily light weight and stiff.
Many antique top hats are very small in size due to the fact that as times changed, people got bigger. The average size of a gentleman’s head circa 1900 was 6 3/4 compared to today’s 7 1/4. As such we try to source hats in only sizes 7 and up, although if you have any special requirements we can generally accommodate. Please contact us for more details about antique top hats on 01344 778883.