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Top Hat and Tails - The Classic Morning Suit

TRADITIONAL MORNING WEAR
(TOP HAT AND TAILS)

Morning dress, consisting of a morning coat, striped trousers, shirt, tie and waistcoat - is the most traditional form of dress for formal weddings. Where the Morning Coat is worn with matching trousers it becomes a Morning Suit. 

The name derives from a time when weddings took place in the morning and gentlemen naturally wore their morning attire. These days, however, it tends to be worn for afternoon weddings as well.

The MORNING COAT is single-breasted with one button and usually has peaked lapels. Grey or black are the traditional colours, but other colours are now increasingly available for a more contemporary look. The tail should reach approximately to the back of the knee.

The WAISTCOAT for the traditional look will usually be grey or buff, with either single-breasted or double-breasted being acceptable.

The TOP HAT and GLOVES finish off the outfit, with hats in either black or grey.

When being used for weddings, it’s a popular idea to select a colour of tie to complement the colour theme of the wedding. Alternatively, an ivory waistcoat and/or tie creates an elegant and understated look.

Here at DAPPER Formalwear for Men we have a great selection of traditional Morning wear in a variety of fabrics to suit your needs.

Take a look through our image gallery:

For Weddings - Contemporary

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A contemporary lightweight WESTMINSTER tailcoat with a matching DOUBLE BREASTED waistcoat

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A contemporary lightweight WESTMINSTER tailcoat with a matching DOUBLE BREASTED waistcoat

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A contemporary lightweight WESTMINSTER tailcoat with a matching DOUBLE BREASTED waistcoat

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A contemporary lightweight WESTMINSTER tailcoat with a matching DOUBLE BREASTED waistcoat

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A contemporary lightweight WESTMINSTER tailcoat with a matching DOUBLE BREASTED waistcoat

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A contemporary lightweight WESTMINSTER tailcoat with a matching DOUBLE BREASTED waistcoat


For Weddings - Traditional

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A lightweight tailcoat in BROWN with a coordinating BROWN TWEED waistcoat

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A lightweight tailcoat in BROWN with a DOUBLE BREASTED BUFF/PALE GOLD waistcoat

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A classic GREY HERRINGBONE tailcoat with contrasting IVORY DUPION waistcoat

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A classic GREY HERRINGBONE tailcoat with contrasting IVORY PANACHE waistcoat

H-Bone Navy with Dove Grey WC.jpg

A Classic NAVY BLUE HERRINGBONE tailcoat with an elegant DOVE GREY waistcoat

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A Classic NAVY BLUE HERRINGBONE tailcoat with a RENE SWIRL coordinating waistcoat

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A classic BLACK HERRINGBONE tailcoat with an elegant DOVE GREY waistcoat

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A classic BLACK HERRINGBONE tailcoat with an ELITE DOUBLE BREASTED SILVER waistcoat

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A super-lightweight SILK tailcoat in GREY HERRINGBONE pattern with an elegant DOVE GREY waistcoat

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A super-lightweight SILK tailcoat in GREY HERRINGBONE pattern with a SILVER SCROLL SALISBURY waistcoat

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A classic lightweight SILVER GREY tailcoat with a LILAC PAISLEY waistcoat

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A classic lightweight SILVER GREY tailcoat with a matching waistcoat

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A lightweight pure wool tailcoat in PRESTIGE BLACK with a GALAXY DOTS waistcoat

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A lightweight pure wool tailcoat in PRESTIGE BLACK with a matching waistcoat

Prestige Navy with Elite Ivory DB WC.jpg

A lightweight pure wool tailcoat in PRESTIGE NAVY BLUE with An ELITE DOUBLE BREASTED IVORY waistcoat

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A lightweight pure wool tailcoat in PRESTIGE NAVY BLUE with a matching waistcoat

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A classic lightweight MID GREY tailcoat with a contrasting waistcoat

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A classic lightweight MID GREY tailcoat with a matching waistcoat

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