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A Gentleman’s Attire at Royal Ascot

A Gentleman’s Attire at Royal Ascot

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What to wear to Royal Ascot, summer’s most stylish event.

 

 

 

It is the summer event by which all others are measured in terms of style. A feat the organisers attribute to the long-standing, notoriously strict dress code.

 

Royal Ascot is synonymous with sartorial elegance. This is upheld by our dress code, which invites guests to contribute to an occasion heralded as a major fashion event in its own right.

– Royal Ascot Style Guide 2016

 

The Rules for Gentlemen

 

The rules for gentlemen are simple but should you fail to adhere there is a team of Dress Code Assistants on hand at the turnstiles to enforce it with charm and grace. Stocked with ample waistcoats and ties– the items most men fall foul on – they will guide you to a purchase that ensures you comply.

 

To avoid this indignity we’ve compiled a style guide that will ensure you glide through the turnstiles on a wave of sartorial triumph:

 

Royal Enclosure

(As published in the Royal Ascot Style Guide 2016)

 

Gentlemen are kindly reminded that it is a requirement to wear either black or grey morning dress which must include:

 

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

 

Key Attire for the Royal Enclosure

 

 

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From the left: Seidensticker Classic Pure Cotton Shirt, Loake 260B Shoes and Albert Thurston Tweed Herringbone Braces.

 

 

The Queen Anne Enclosure

(As published in the Royal Ascot Style Guide 2016)

 

Gentlemen are required to wear a suit with a shirt and tie.

 

All Royal Enclosure compliant attire, as defined in this media guide, is welcome in the Queen Anne Enclosure.

 

Key Attire for the Queen Anne Enclosure

 

 

 

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From the left: Murray Ward Racehorse and Jockey Sterling Silver Cufflinks, Atkinsons Racehorse and Jockey Silk Tie and Bladen Limited Edition Tweed Lynford Waistcoat.

 

 

 

The Windsor Enclosure

(As published in the Royal Ascot Style Guide 2016)

 

Whilst we encourage racegoers to wear smart clothes, no formal dress code applies in the Windsor Enclosure except that replica sports shirts are not permitted.

 

Key Attire for the Windsor Enclosure

 

 

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RM Williams Yearling Comfort Craftsman

 

From the left: Bladen Limited Edition Tweed Sheringham JacketRM Williams Lawnton Shirt and RM Williams Chelsea Boots.

 

 

More race day looks from RM Williams Boots, Bladen, Albert Thurston and Loake on the A Hume website.

 

 

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