Originally Posted by dressed2kill
I was wondering if you could wear a morning coat after 6 in this day and age. Or would you just go with "black tie" Tuxedo, or "White Tie", Tails for that time. I've always been attracted to morning coats but have no formal events in the morning to wear them to. Should I use the classsic rules for formal wear or do I have more options in 2006.
It is definitely 'against the rules'.
Of course, most people at a black tie event will be equally clueless wearing DJs with notched lapels and long ties, so if you really wanted to join that crew, then sure
you could wear a morning suit in the evening. But if you fail to fool everyone, and someone there does know better, you will be getting comments about looking like the groom at a wedding - "who are marrying?" etc etc. You may well end up the laughing stock of the evening event.