Off to the Races No.7

In our Off to the Races series in Royal Ascot Week we’ll round up some tales from Ascot history alongside a few style tips…


In 1799 the army was called to Royal Ascot when a disagreement over a bet escalated into a full-scale riot.

Please, gents, desist from such unruly behaviour – particularly if you are wearing one of our own-label morning coats. It’s not the sort of thing we wish to read in The Daily Telegraph below the fold on the front page:

“The main protagonist in the fracas, who lunged at the Royal Procession brandishing a cucumber from the Pimm’s bar, was attired in a Hornets of Kensington morning coat in breathable merino wool.”

There’s no such thing as bad publicity – but we draw the line at fisticuffs, thanks.

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