This makes me mad ‘we’re allowing them to wear trousers’
ChilliWillies · 11/08/2021 18:37
The powers that be at Henley Regatta have decided women should be ‘allowed’ to wear trousers to the royal enclosure. Men, obviously just had the right and didn’t have to be ‘allowed’ to do anything…
Henley Royal Regatta dress code allows women to wear trousers www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-58173881
Knitwit101 · 11/08/2021 21:50
Hooray, we're allowed to wear trousers to go and hang out with a bunch of toffs. No thanks, I'll just go down to the local pub where I've never needed permission for anything I wear, so long as it covers the essentials.
Who are these people who make up and go along with these rules?
merrymouse · 12/08/2021 08:23
Knowing the kind of people who go to Henley I am 100% sure that some men/boys have tried to enter the enclosure wearing skirts of required length. However I also think they would have been turned away.
DillonPanthersTexas · 12/08/2021 08:29
There is no royal enclosure at Henley Regatta. There is the Stewards Enclosure which has a pretty restrictive dress code for both men and women. The Henley course is just over 2km long, the Stewards Enclosure near the finish line is about 50m of riverside. There is nothing stopping the public using the remaining stretch of river to set up a picnic or view the racing while wearing what they want. I have been Stewards as a man and I found it incredibly 'stuffy' and soon left during my visit as I was not allowed to take my jacket off despite temperatures being well over 30 degrees. Same as Ascot, women have a raft of dress restrictions but at least can dress 'for summer' while men have to wear a wool mourning suit, waistcoat, tie and top hat in the middle of summer. Not sure who has it worse really.
DillonPanthersTexas · 13/08/2021 14:49
Well apart from a handful of enclosures, remenham, stewards and a few corporate tents there is no dress code. You can literally just rock up wearing what you want and find a spot along the 2km course. Most people make a bit of an effort dress wise as it is seen as a nice day out. Anyway, as a competitive rower myself I go there to watch world class athletes compete and cheer on my club's crews. Each to their own I guess
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