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Dress for Call

Students being Called:

  • Dark suit for men and women
  • Women: White wing-collared shirt or a Mandarin Collar Shirt or a Ladies Tunic. You will need to purchase bands separately - all require bands. Alternatively, a Collarette with a top underneath - you do not need to buy bands for this as they are already attached. You can wear any colour top underneath as long as it does not show through the Collarette.
  • Men: White wing-collared shirt or a Tunic Shirt - both require bands.

The bands and shirts may be bought from a number of tailors including:

Ede & Ravenscroft
93-94 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1DU
Tel. 020 7405 3906
Stanley Ley
23 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AA
Tel. 020 7353 3533
You do not need a wig or gown.
Gowns will be provided at registration by the Inn on the day of call. Wigs are provided by the photographers for the photos only. Wigs are not allowed to be worn during the ceremony.
Please contact the tailors directly for any questions on dress.


Guests do not have to wear dark colours but smart attire is requested.