Bartlett & Butcher
Bartlett and Butcher
The Tannery
Vicarage Hill
GU34 1HT

Tel: 01420 82033
Opening Hours
Monday 09.00 - 17.30
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.30
Wednesday 13.00 - 19.30
Thursday 09.00 - 17.30
Friday 09.00 - 17.30
Saturday 09.00 - 17.30
Sunday Closed



At Buckingham Palace it is important not to put a foot wrong, and hiring the correct investiture wear from Bartlett & Butcher will ensure you are perfectly dressed for the occasion and that you never look or feel out-of-place.

Investitures are usually held at Buckingham Palace and the dress code is as follows...

A black tailcoat should be worn with a grey top hat and gloves (which should be carried), and a dove grey waistcoat. A buff waistcoat is also acceptable or striped waistcoat which matches the trousers. If you are not wearing a club, society or uniform tie a traditional formal grey sober tie should be worn.

See our formal morning wear page for more details.

This is not the occasion to try to stamp your personality or attempt a look that will turn heads. Our 50 years of experience in investiture formalwear hire give you the peace of mind that we know the correct and accepted protocol.

Bartlett & Butcher have been dressing Hampshire (Hants), Surrey and Berkshire customers to meet the Queen and other members of the Royal Family for decades and our investiture morning dress hire is exactly what is called for.

We take a great deal of trouble to fit hire wear to the exact requirements of each customer, with personal fitting and adjustments made as necessary so you can feel completely at ease. We also offer short portly, regular portly, short stout, regular stout and extra-long sizes as well as the usual short, regular and long fittings.

Those who are graced with an honour choose Bartlett & Butcher for our expertise, unimpeachable quality and excellent service.

For investiture tailcoat hire and investiture suit hire, call on us with confidence.