Royal Ascot Style Guide

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With a tradition spanning 305 years, racing at Ascot is one of sport's historic ties to the British monarchy. Heralded by Queen Anne's passion for horses, riding and the notion of combining the both at a heath near to Windsor, horse racing really maintains the Royal standard at this meet. It is a place where manners and deference are expressed by abidance with a strict, yet simple, code of dress; the effect of which is reminiscent of a more elegant yesteryear. For those lucky enough to find themselves invited into the Royal Enclosure, only black or grey morning dress will do. Aside from a well fitted topper and tails, the best way for a gentleman to abide by the rules is to embrace them. It could be said that a man is always most sartorially dressed when his outfit is based upon neat lines and might be remarkable for being relatively unremarkable. In this sense, onlookers will commend the way his outfit is complimentary to him - and makes no attempt to upstage the ladies around him (they will have gone to considerable trouble) or his Royal hosts. With that said we have put together a few pieces as guidance for what to wear.

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