The Morning Coat

The Morning Coat


  1. Mohamed el-Meshad says:

    July 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    Dear sir or madam,

    I’m getting married on August 14th and will be wearing a MORNING COAT for this joyous occasion. I’d like to wear a bow tie with my MORNING COAT but have been told by people that bow ties and MORNING COATs don’t go together. Is this really true?!?!? Do I really have to wear a fucking NECKTIE?!?!?!??!? I can’t, I…I just can’t. I don’t know what to do. Should I call the wedding off? Please help!

    • A. Harris says:

      Yes definitely do not wear a bow-tie. Ideally you should wear a cravat, preferably one which you must tie yourself rather than fasten on, this is even more formal than a regular neck-tie.

  2. Jean says:


    What about decorations, as Beckham in your picture? Is it OK to bear one (inFrance at least) with a morning coat?



  3. Dan O'Brien says:

    I am in the process of arranging my wardrobe for my upcoming nuptials. I am marrying into a Scottish family and wanted to have some tartan trousers made up to wear with my morning coat as a mark of respect, as we are not marrying in Scotland. I have a clan tartan from my mothers side of the family which is a dark subtle tartan, is this move a little too daring or is it something I can get away with.

    • Len says:

      Dan, I have a pair of tartan trews which are worn with my morning suit jacket and also evening jackets (black and white). Provided you have a Scottish connection and the desire to wear tartan…enjoy wearing them as I always do.

  4. Stephen Harrison says:

    Wear mine often. Love both , morning coat and Stroller. Nothing else says gentleman like these!

  5. José de Castro Pereira says:

    Is it true that black waistcoats are only for funeral occasions. For weddings always grey.??????


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