31 Jul Tailored Morning Suits –Do’s and Dont’s
Sticking To Tradition.
With the summer season comes some big summer events, whether that be weddings, royal ascot, or other formal occasions. This calls for the morning suit, one of the most traditional outfits where the design has been pretty much unchanged.
Traditionally a black jacket with grey striped trousers and a waistcoat. The morning dress has had a slight update with a more modern option of grey or blue jacket in either plain or herringbone fabric, the trousers can be more daring too and some like to take on the modern twist of a houndstooth.
The cut of the coat should contour close to the body, cinching in at the waist and draping nicely over the seat. The lapel is always a peak lapel, which draws the eye down from the shoulder towards the waist. The jacket length should stop at the crease of the knee.
The trousers should sit fairly high on the waist, which goes against what most people want in modern times. However, the morning wear is a nod to tradition and classic style that some of the rules should always be followed. The trouser leg shouldn’t pool around the ankle, it should be a straight line with a small break just above the shoe.
The waistcoat is normally double breasted but doesn’t have to be. You can also experiment slightly more with colour, traditionally a pastel lavender, or blue, or beige all work well. However, some have used velvets, and an assortment of contrasting colours.
You can add aspects of personality but adding cuff links or a pocket watch and chain. You can also add a pocket square but if you are wearing a boutonniere then you should avoid the pocket square.
What will you go for?