The Gentlemen at Royal Ascot 2021

The Gentlemen at Royal Ascot 2021

One of the most prestigious events in the summer sporting calendar, Royal Ascot returned with its five-day event (15th June 2021 - 19th June 2021) and with that return, we saw exquisite tailoring and fine examples of millinery as expected each year with the event's dress code. Royal Ascot 2021 welcomed spectators back (up to 12,000 each day) as one of the test pilot events in England ongoing during the pandemic, and amongst the spectators are always some famous faces. We at A Hand Tailored Suit have spotted some stand-out outfits, and we continue with the gentlemen at Royal Ascot 2021.

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When: Day Two at Royal Ascot (16th June 2021)

The Earl of Wessex Prince Edward was one of the Royal Family members who attended the event of the course of the five days, and on the second day, attended wearing a navy blue morning coat with slight rolled shoulders and rounded peak lapels. The jacket's cuffs are a 4-button formation with the shirt cuffs exposed slightly as the jacket moves. A yellow check single-breasted waistcoat with angled hemline is also worn, including its 6-button arrangement with five fastened and a gold waistcoat chain. Prince Edward's shirt is blue with a contrasting white collar and cuffs, as the ensemble is accessorised with a horse-printed blue tie, folded pocket square in the welt pocket and the matching navy blue top hat with a curved brim.

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When: Day One at Royal Ascot (15th June 2021)

Pictured on the opening day of Ascot is Alistair Day wearing a navy morning coat with accompanying matching trousers that involve a centre crease and sit just on the top of his shoes. Made with a tall single vent in the back, the jacket cuffs feature four buttons covered in the matching cloth of the attire and accessorised with a matching pocket square and tie set in a dark navy with white dots. The waistcoat chosen is a double-breasted cut with an 8-button formation, all in a metallic finish. Flapped pockets are situated either side with a mid-height curved lapel finish. Worn with a white shirt underneath, his top hat was a black velvet piece to finish off his attire.

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When: Day Two at Royal Ascot (16th June 2021)

Looking dapper on day two of Ascot was Sope Dirisu who opted for a black morning coat with pointed peak lapels finished off with a buttonhole on the left lapel. A 4-button cuff featured on the jacket sleeves as they match the main cloth, and cut shorter to show off his double cuffs and metallic cufflinks. His subtle pinstripe trousers include the sharp centre crease on the front to define the straight leg garment, slightly bunching at the hem to finish just on the shoe. The double-breasted waistcoat he wears is a lighter shade of grey to become a feature on its own like the coat and trousers. An intricate floral patterned tie is his choice of accessory along with the black top hat to finish off the attire. He's also pictured alongside Damson Idris, who sported a grey peaked lapel morning coat with matching trousers, sky blue waistcoat and a pastel blue satin tie with the black top hat too.

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When: Day Three at Royal Ascot (17th June 2021)

Mark Heyes styled his peak lapel navy blue morning coat with charcoal grey trousers but brightened up the attire with a pink double-breasted waistcoat and a sky blue shirt underneath. The waistcoat is cut with an 8-button formation that comes in diagonally to the centre of which is finished with a straight hem. The curved lapels bring attention to the matching blue tie he wears which also features an intricate floral pattern, with the waistcoat bringing out the subtle use of pink within the design. With a dark pink boutonnière in the left lapel and a black top hat to finish, it's a tailored look which works well in partnership with Charlotte Hawkins' pleated white dress and dark pink hat.

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When: Day Four at Royal Ascot (18th June 2021)

Scott Wimsett also sported a midnight blue morning coat with peak lapels and a buttonhole featured in the left lapel with soft padded shoulders. Worn underneath was a very light blue/white single-breasted waistcoat with a 5-button fastening - all fastened too - to create a small angled hemline. No lapels are featured on the waistcoat as two angled welt pockets can be seen on the garment too. The neckline sits high on the chest, allowing the blue shirt and satin blue patterned tie to be shown slightly in the attire overall, the matching blue pocket square also worn in the welt pocket of the jacket. As the black top hat is worn also, it is too a subtle and smart ensemble for Ascot.

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When: Day Five at Royal Ascot (19th June 2021)

Vincent Baker's black morning coat was paired with grey trousers sightly bunching at the hem as the length falls to hide the top of the shoe, along with a cream double-breasted waistcoat and blue shirt worn underneath. Peak lapels feature on the coat as the waistcoat's lapels are wider at the bottom, a feature which is noticed more whilst fastened in its 6-button formation. The shirt itself has a contrasting white collar and matching cuffs, and along with the black top hat which also includes a bow on the side, Baker's choice of accessories were a patterned orange tie and matching pocket square, brightening the tailored ensemble too but in a subtle way. His gold chain accessory on the waistcoat too is a detail worth noting for Ascot attire.

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When: Day Five at Royal Ascot (19th June 2021)

Michael Holding attended the final day of Ascot wearing a black morning coat which featured a 4-button cuff formation on the sleeves, peak lapels and a choice of rose pink boutonnière to compliment his white and purple striped tie. His white shirt is made with angled single cuffs as exposed through the shorter sleeves on the coat. His choice of waistcoat is a single-breasted cut featuring a 6-button front in a light grey which is defined further through the darker grey trousers he wears, but also is shown through the lovely pairing of pink/purple accessories with the item, as well as the black top hat.

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When: Day Four at Royal Ascot (18th June 2021)

Wearing a black tailcoat with notch lapels, Max Carleton-Smith's morning coat also included a welt pocket that suited to his red patterned pocket square. The lapels and collar themselves are bound, which defines the tailored features a little more as his bold red waistcoat really stands out in his attire. Cut in a single-breasted form with six gold metallic buttons as the fastening, the neckline is high due to no lapels being included. This in effect  does not remove any further attention away from his dark blue patterned tie, worn underneath his pointed white collar on his shirt. Light grey trousers with a centre pleat in a relaxed fit sit just below the top of his shoe with the black top hat to complete his Ascot attire.

Of course there are plenty more suits we spotted at Ascot that we just have to share with you! Which attire was your favourite that you spotted?

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