Show winning style at the most important events in Britain’s summer social calendar with morning wear hire from society specialists Bartlett & Butcher.
Thousands of delighted race-goers have been expertly dressed thanks to our proximity to Ascot. We are the nearest morning wear hire specialist to Ascot Racecourse with an abundance of excellent quality stock supported by superb on-site facilities.
The third week in June is a busy time with Ladies’ Day, traditionally the Thursday of Royal Ascot Week, bringing out a flurry of stunning dresses and hats. To be an elegant companion to the dazzling lady on your arm, hire Ascot wear from Bartlett & Butcher the specialists for Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire.
The Duke of Devonshire, Her Majesty’s representative, points out that gentlemen are required to wear either grey or black morning dress, including a waistcoat, with a top hat. For admission to the Grandstand a suit or blazer and flannels, shirt and tie are required. Gentlemen not complying with the dress regulations will be asked to leave, so be warned and go prepared. Most regular race goers, equestrians and trainers will own their own black morning wear because black is acceptable at all other functions. Traditionally members of the public wear grey as do members of the Royal Family.
Other “Dressing-Up” racing events are Epsom Races, Glorious Goodwood and the Aintree Grand National. Please ask us about the perfect formal wear hire for each.
For Henley Regatta we hire College Stripe blazers and straw boaters. Other dress is acceptable, but do avoid pink as it is traditionally reserved for the Leander Club, the most prestigious rowing club in the world.
Cowes Week is another occasion where a set code of dress is essential if one wishes to mix comfortably with other guests. Hire wear from Bartlett & Butcher will make you a fitting member of the inner circle.