This is formal daywear. For weddings, formal garden parties, race meetings and at funerals. The morning coat is black or grey. If in doubt wear black. They used to be called ‘cut away’ coats, because they are frock coats with the corners cut away. Black morning coats are worn with grey striped or hound tooth trousers, although sometimes more colourful variations can be seen; always without turn ups. Light grey morning coats have to be worn with matching trousers and preferably with a matching vest; although, at a wedding for the groom, a different waistcoat is acceptable.
Morning Suit Style and Accessories
With a morning coat, a vest must always be worn. This can be single or double breasted; traditionally dove grey, but increasingly, colourful vests are becoming more popular. A colourful shirt with white collar can be an interesting addition. A top hat in black or grey is often worn, but at a funeral, it must be black. The tie should be plain grey, but colourful ties can be acceptable, depending on the occasion. Shoes should be black oxfords.