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Thread: The Prince of Wales' Ascot Suit

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    The Prince of Wales' Ascot Suit

    I think this may be the nicest suit I have ever seen on a public figure. One assumes a top hat with a suit is only appropriate at Royal Ascot?

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    It's a morning suit (see picture), which is why a top hat is acceptable.


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    Ah, so it is. I want a morning suit like that.
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    Hmmm . . . so many interesting details to dissect. It's a black hat with a gray suit. Note to self: Black hat with gray morning suit is OK. Spread collar. Check. Blue shirt with white collar. Check. Blue tie. Check. Similar but not matching pocket square. Check. Double breasted lapelled waistcoat. Check.
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    No fan of the man myself, but that's by the by - I certainly can't deny that his wardrobe, whether selected by himself or his tailor, or some collaboration between the two, is typically flawless. I'm a big fan myself of this less-formal all-over light grey morning suit look, albeit that its usefulness is limited if one wants to be strictly traditional.... Ascot is about the only place one could wear a grey jacket without being either the groom or the father of the bride.... As to the light grey matching trousers, these are permissible for grooms - not sure about the FotB?

    The double-breasted, peaked (one assumes) lapel waistcoat is a particularly nice detail, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhermann1
    August demeanor. Gotta work on that one.
    A regal bearing gives dignity to much attire that would otherwise draw criticism; the imperious stare, the presumptious hauteur; an area in which I am, also, sadly lacking...!

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    That's the handiwork of Anderson & Sheppard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan D
    A regal bearing gives dignity to much attire that would otherwise draw criticism; the imperious stare, the presumptious hauteur; an area in which I am, also, sadly lacking...!

    Being heir to the throne of England is probably an asset to accomplishing the proper look....there but for the grace of God go you or I....
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    The 'throne of England' - has something constitutional happened that I don't know about?
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    You'll have to give Americans a wide path for not knowing the right terminology.

    HRH looks grand in the photos.
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