Morning coat is the most formal day time wear for a man. It is increasingly popular for daytime weddings. In Britain it is also quite popular, since events like The Royal Ascot has a morning coat dress code for men. If you are adventurous by nature you are rather free to experiment with the colours of the adjoining waistcoat, while still adhering to the morning coat dress code. However, the jacket is always black and the trousers are striped.
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The cloth for the jacket is black wool (on some occasions the entire suit is dove grey). The cloth for trousers is grey and black striped wool. The waistcoat can be made in a variety of colours, of which buff, light blue, dove grey and light pink are popular variations, typically from wool.
The jacket is knee length, not unlike the white tie coat, but instead of a cut-off front the morning coat has a rounded front opening towards the knees. It is typically made from black wool. The jacket has one front button.
The trousers are made from striped wool and should be high waisted, to not create any gap between the waistcoat and trousers. They are uncuffed, as are all formal trousers. A perfectly cut trouser for morning coat never creates much break above the shoes - to ensure clean lines.
The waistcoat can be made up in a variety of colours, depending on your taste, and is typically made from wool. It can be made double or single breasted.
Shirt & tie
The shirt and tie for morning coat are open to the your whims. Morning coat can traditionally be worn with most types of shirt collars, although a more formal cuff is advisable. Ties can range from cravats to normal ties and even bow ties.
Shoes & accessories
With a morning coat a pair of well shone black cap toe oxfords will always look best in our opinion. a pocket square and maybe a boutonniere can also be appropriate, depending on occasion.