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Royal Ascot: The Oliver Brown Style Guide
15 Jun 2015
What to wear to Royal Ascot? We all know the basics, but with an official dress code to adhere to and the world’s press all poised to pass judgement, it can be a sartorial minefield. Let us guide you through the options with our definitive edit, whether you’re networking in the Royal Enclosure or leading the festivities in the Silver Ring. Gentlemen, it simply has to be a morning suit in classic black or grey. Even if you’re not in the Royal Enclosure it befits the occasion and – let’s face it – it wouldn’t be Royal Ascot if we let the side down in an everyday suit. Oliver Brown Morning Suit When it comes to hats, go for the best. May we recommend a vintage silk top hat from our collection? We also have a range of top hats available to hire specifically for the occasion. Vintage Silk Top Hat or take a look at our dedicated top hats website, oliverbrowntophats.com Complete the morning suit with a wool waistcoat and silk tie. This is your chance to add some flair to the look with a contrasting colour (but don’t go too wild), or keep it simple if that’s your preference with a complementary dark hue. Black shoes are de rigueur (and specifically listed on the official Royal Ascot style guide). Go for this fine leather pair of brogues, handmade in England, to complete the look.