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morning coats [Page 1 of 1]

The groom may want to consider a morning coat to add some serious class to his wedding attire. Done right, they look like a million bucks. Done wrong, and the groom and groomsmen will look like the third act at the circus.

If one follows strict tradition when it comes to wedding wear, the proper dress for the groom is to wear a morning coat for a wedding that takes place prior to 6pm. A morning coat is typically a full length, single breasted coat, distinguished by the front (which is cut back and away) and the gray striped pants that go along with it. Pictured here, the morning coat was designed in the 19th century so that men could wear something formal while riding a horse, which is apparently harder to do in a traditional non-cut away suit.

A morning coat has a single button that buttons in the mid-waist. The morning coat is only worn with suspenders. No cummerbund is required, thanks. Underneath the jacket, a waistcoat is worn.

Although the morning coat appears to be very formal, it was for a long time considered less formal than a tuxedo (ed. - Looking at it, that's hard to believe!) GroomGroove.com happens to think that morning coats add a touch of class to a wedding, and tend to make the scene more formal in nature.

That being said, we also believe that morning coats look best on grooms and groomsmen that are taller than average, or at least not too short. The effect of the long, cut away tail tends to make shorter grooms and groomsmen look a bit clownish, particularly if the tail of the jacket is only a few inches off the ground.


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Can you give me a list of places in the the US (East Coast Maryland, DC and VA) that have a verity of Cutaway /Morning Coats to rent? I can't find too many options.
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Tue, Dec.13th 2011
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I'm shocekd that I found this info so easily.
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Mon, Apr.4th 2011
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Louis, thirty-five years ago when everyone else was wearing ruffled shirts, big velvet ties and powder-blue polyester dinner "tuxedo" jackets for their weddings, my spousal-unit-to-be wore a Wedding Coat, sans the spats, for our morning wedding. His groomsmen and best man and my father, none of who were short or overweight, wore identical colors and patterns, only where he wore an ascot and stickpin and a cutaway coat they wore strollers and four-in-hand ties in the same fabrics as his attire. Since no one back then knew that wedding coats were formal and strollers were semi-formal, and since the colors matched, hubby (who was and is fairly tall and model-slim, and who also owned his own bespoke tux, btw) looked fantastic and his groomsmen looked snazzy AND felt a lot less awkward than if they had to submit to either cutaways, tailcoats or the velvet-and-powder-blue nightmares my friends had their groomsmen wear. It took us two days to find a rental outlet that even had that "old-fashioned" style! "What's the matter with pastels, anyway?" one rental place owner told us.
Louis
Mon, Mar.14th 2011
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To be honest, the proper attire for a wedding is a Wedding Coat. This is a Frock Coat in either Grey with matching grey trousers or black with striped trousers, waistcoat, double breasted with satin lapels, grey suede gloves (to be carried) and dove grey spats. The ordinary cut away coat you show is morning dress. The Wedding Coat should reach to just below the knee. A Black silk hat is favoured in France, grey in England.
Chris
Thu, Jan.6th 2011
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Where to get one in australia I wonder... Any thoughts?
Marco
Tue, Jun.29th 2010
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The article says that short men should avoid this look, but does not offer any suitable substitutes.
erin
Fri, Jan.22nd 2010
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there are a few morning coats posted for sale on indochino.com
Alan
Tue, Jan.5th 2010
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I am in full concurrence with Sarco. By the very definition of their function, it is entirely impossible for a morning coat to be thought of as "inferior" to a tuxedo. Properly speaking, a morning coat is the ONLY coat acceptable as wear to a formal, civilian event prior to 6PM. A dinner jacket (i.e. tuxedo) is colloquially speaking VERY "informally formal". The only times that it is actually proper to wear a dinner jacket is to a black tie event occurring after 6PM (or sunset in the winter) and in any case, a dinner jacket is very inappropriate. Full dress tails should be considered the only acceptable coat to an evening event. Dinner jackets are an absolute faux pas relegated to tacky children's proms and backwater "fried-chicken" weddings. In a nutshell - morning coat for daytime formal wear. Full dress tails for nighttime formal wear. However, you'll probably look way out of place because everyone else will be dressed like a schmuck.
A.R.
Sun, Dec.27th 2009
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Can anyone find this particular morning coat/suit? Where did the photo come from?
tammy
Thu, Oct.22nd 2009
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does your best man wear a morning coat as well and would a top hat and cane look good any comments for me our Comments
Sarco
Mon, Jun.22nd 2009
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Good write-up but way off base on comparison to tuxedo. True, the morning coat was once a more casual option, but to the frock coat, which was also full length but didn't have a cutaway. For the last 100 years or so, the morning coat has been THE most formal thing a man can wear during the daytime. The semi-formal variant of a morning coat is a stroller. The tuxedo, on the other hand, was created as evening wear and is the less formal counterpart to white tie, which includes a tailcoat. Properly speaking, morning coats and tuxedos are not interchangeable because they are worn at different times of day.
Michael
Wed, Jan.14th 2009
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Article answered many questions I had. It only talks about the wedding party with regards to this attire. What are traditional rules of outfits for other men at the wedding? Or are all on equal terms?

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