It is an honour for everyone at Tailor Made London that we have been commissioned by many dignitaries and distinguished guests of the Royal Wedding to provide the appropriate dress code garments; so we thought we would give you some advice about what to wear on your special occasion.
The official invitation request a dress code of “Uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge Suit so what are good options for these.
PRINCE William will wear a military uniform made by Savile Row outfitters Gieves & Hawkes for the wedding. The 28-year-old has decided to follow the example set by his father Prince Charles and his uncle Prince Andrew who were both married in uniform.
This option is obviously not applicable to most unless you’re a fan of An Officer and a Gentleman.
The Morning Coat
A morning coat is a single-breasted coat, the front parts usually meeting at one button in the middle, and curving away gradually into a pair of tails behind, topped by two ornamental buttons on the waist seam. The lapels are usually pointed (American English peak), not step (notch), since the coat is now only worn as formalwear; when it was first introduced, the step lapel was common, since it was worn as half dress. The coat can be grey or black as part of morning dress, and is usually worn with striped, or very occasionally checked, trousers.
The morning coat may also be worn as part of a morning suit, which is mid-grey with matching trousers and waistcoat.
Some popular samples taken from our Holland & Sherry Black tie bunch
The Lounge Suit
Lounge suits are a perfect treat for those men who have a more relaxed approach at work, and they are becoming more and more popular. Whether you want a single button or double button single breasted suit is up to you.
The amazing thing about lounge suits is they flatter anyone’s physique no matter what size you are. The beauty about lounge suits is that you can dress them up or down, it’s your choice. Most of our customers buy lounge suits in a linen fabric or light wool which we strongly recommend, as they have a more relaxed look. Popular colours for lounge suits are black, navy or grey for the office, or for beach weddings for example, an ivory colored lounge suit. Lounge suits can sound like informal versions of a suit that one would buy for work, but in many big cities, a lounge suit is synonymous with an office suit. They consist of matching trousers and jacket.
Tailor Made London can produce an impressive range of lounge suits, as we have such advanced technology to ensure the perfect fit, and in addition, fabrics from the world’s best designers and wool merchants. Our lounge suits are tailored to fit your body exactly, and can before you buy, you choose all of the design and style options you like.
Your lounge suit can have a single or double breasted jacket, which has 1, 2, 3 or 4 buttons, single or double vented. Tailor Made London will create your ultimate tailored lounge suit.
Some examples of Lounge suit cloths picked for the wedding by Dormeuil.
To get any of these looks or to just have a chat about your requirements for your special day then please book a consultation online or by calling 020 7566 0077
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