Without going into the history of the uniform the reason is very simply so we are easily seen and identified. It becomes very clear that The Man in the Red Coat is the one calling the shots and therefore he is the person to take instruction from, guiding you through the event. However, there are exceptions. Sometimes you will find us wearing “white tie”, where we wear a long black tailcoat in place of the red one and additionally when working in the City of London we wear “white tie” with a red and white sash representing the City of London Corporation. (“Corporation Sash”). However, in the less formal role of Master of Ceremonies I will come dressed as you think is most fitting for your event – I have even done events dressed in my “2012 Games Maker outfit”, as Albus Dumbledore of Harry Potter Fame and even as Star Wars Jedi, Qui-Gon Jin, as each was the most appropriate outfit in that case.