Front of the Carlton Club in the early evening light.

Dress Code

Dress Code

i) Members and guests are expected to be appropriately dressed in the clubhouse at all times. Inappropriately dressed Members or guests will be asked to leave the clubhouse, which is likely to cause offence to guests and embarrassment to Members. Notwithstanding the above, the Secretary, or in his absence, the senior member of staff on duty, may require any Member or guest to leave the Club, who is not, in their opinion, dressed in accordance with acceptable standards.

ii) Within the ‘public’ areas of the clubhouse, gentlemen are expected to wear a tailored jacket and formal trousers together with a collared shirt and tie (no cravats).  Ladies are expected to wear commensurate business or formal day wear. Members and guests wearing formal national dress or uniform appropriate to their office are welcome.

iii)     From 5.00pm on Fridays until 10am on Mondays and before 10 am on other week days, acceptable smart casual dress may be worn throughout the clubhouse.   Acceptable smart casual dress for gentlemen is defined as a smart shirt with collar and tailored trousers.  Members may prefer to wear jackets and ties, but this is not required.  Smart pullovers are acceptable provided they are worn over a collared shirt.  Ladies are expected to dress commensurately.

iv) By way of illustration of this Bye-Law, the following items of dress are not acceptable in the clubhouse:

Denim clothing;

Jeans style trousers or their close relations;


Leggings or jodhpur-style trousers;

T-shirts or their close relations;

Tracksuits or shell-suits;

Flip-flops, training shoes or plimsolls;

Rugby or football tops or other sportswear, and;

Clothing with large or offensive logos, inscriptions or advertisements.

v) Both ladies and gentlemen Members and guests are requested to remove outer street garments on entering the clubhouse and deposit their hats, coats, briefcases, parcels, shopping bags, etc in the appropriate cloakroom.   Naturally, ladies may retain their handbags and continue to wear hats if they so wish.

Hot Weather

(vi)    In exceptionally hot weather the Secretary, or in his absence the senior member of staff on duty, may allow gentlemen to remove their jackets in the Wellington Room and on the Terrace.


(vii)   Members are responsible for ensuring that their guests are aware of the dress standards