Royal Ascot is the highlight of the racing season. It’s a great excuse to dress up, enjoy the glamour and superb hospitality.
The famous Royal Ascot race meetings date back to 1711. It really is Royal because the Queen attends and arrives in a horse-drawn carriage. The Queen is a keen supporter of racing and owns many thoroughbreds.
It’s a premier event in the social calendar with intense scrutiny of the what attendees are wearing by the media, press and TV. The spectacular hats of Ladies Day attracts comments for über- fashionistas as well as the millions of TV viewers.
Especially this year the odds are the British will be looking to shake off recessionary blues and volcanic chaos and have fun at the 5-day festival. There’s 30 races to pick a winner.
The Dress Code
The dress code dictates that you much dress to look the part. You will enjoy the event more if you are confidence in your appearance. For gentlemen, waistcoats are de rigueur. Royal Enclosure has a strict dress code. In recent years there has been zero tolerance of people not adhering to the dress code. So rather than trying to squeeze into an old waistcoat why not invest in a comfortable made to measure waistcoat from Waistcoats Direct.
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Royal Ascot Waistcoat – Mr Fleur-de-Lys