As editor-in-chief of the Gentleman’s Gazette, we have received a number of inquiries concerning proper morning dress and due to the lack of information online, we decided to create the Morning Dress Guide.
For many people, a glimpse of a stately gentleman in morning dress often begs the question, why don’t men dress like that anymore? The answer, of course, is that many elegant men still do dress that way – and you can too.
Morning dress is still very much alive, still relevant, and still enjoyed. We suspect that the flocks of dapper gents who attend the Royal Ascot horse race in England in morning dress wear it not simply to adhere to the dress code, but much rather because they relish the opportunity to put their best foot forward. The feeling is only natural.
To encourage and enable the rising appreciation for classic men’s formal styles, we’d like to welcome you to the Morning Dress Guide. Our goal is to provide interested gentleman with the knowledge they need to successfully seek out, purchase and wear morning dress garments with confidence.
Sven Raphael Schneider in Morning Dress
Our conversation will traverse the long history of the morning coat, lay out the essential pieces of the outfit, and lead you in the direction of proper fit, and variations. Such garments will serve as the formal cornerstones of your wardrobe; with proper selection and care, they will last you for a lifetime.
This sartorial exploration of morning dress will be an ongoing project that is intended as one way of developing the community surrounding classic men’s formal style. As we build our guide, we encourage your participation in its development, including sharing stories, photographs, experiences, and clothing sources, among others. For photographs of real men wearing morning dress, please do look at our reader’s gallery, and for updates please check out blog.
If you wear morning dress, please contribute and send us the pictures via email or facebook
Enjoy, and we’ll meet you at Royal Ascot!
Sven Raphael Schneider – Morning Dress Guide