What To Wear To The Horse Races: Men's Style Guide

There's nothing quite like the thrill of watching horses race around a track, and with so many major horse racing events coming up this year, it's time to start thinking about what you'll wear? Choosing a suit for the races can be a difficult decision to make as there are a variety of different styles and looks to go for, but don't fear – we're here to get you race day ready! In this blog, we'll cover some tips on choosing the best colours, fabrics, patterns, and accessories for a day at the races. So read on for everything you need to know!

Up the stakes and try a 3-piece

Getting dressed up for the horse races is a British tradition with a long distinguished history, it is the 'sport of kings' and the 'people's sport'. It's a day like no other, thrilling, exciting, a spectacular event where you can never be too overdressed for the occasion, so if you are looking to up the stakes and make a sartorial statement at this season's horse racing events, then a 3-piece slim fit suit is a safe bet! Modern and contemporary in terms of style and fit, you can confidently take off your jacket and still look just as sharp thanks to the addition of the waistcoat. Finally make sure you team up your suit with a crisp white shirt, contrasting tie, and formal shoes to finish off your race day look!

Start the race in winning colours

Ensure you have the winning outfit and go with core colours like grey, navy, and blue. These colours will always be in style and they'll go with almost anything. Also, stick to breathable fabrics like wool or cotton for spring and summer events. They'll keep you cool and comfortable in the heat, without compromising on style, and when it comes to boosting your look, accessories are a must-have for race day, as they help to complete your smart, sophisticated look, flat caps, watch-chains, tie clips, and matching pocket squares are perfect additions to show off your outfit and give it that extra bit of personality.

Keep your winning in check

Dressing for the races doesn't have to be a difficult task. A check suit is a good bet! A versatile, stylish suit, perfect for any occasion - from a day at the races to an elegant evening out. Choose from bold checks to a subtle Prince of Wales check suit for a traditional and classic look that will always be a winner on the big day.

Put your money on a tweed suit

You can't go wrong when putting your money on a tweed suit for the horse races, a timeless classic that will ensure you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. Select a modern blue, brown, or traditional grey colour scheme with a fleck, check, or herringbone design, combine this with a tweed, or grenadine tie, pocket-handkerchief, and antique-style watch chain for a traditional heritage-inspired look.

It's time to cut the turf and pave the way

Look good from the ground up by choosing the right type of shoes to wear with your race day outfit. Brogues, oxfords, monks, and formal leather lace-ups are always a safe bet and will complement your suit perfectly, ensuring you look sharp and ready for when it's time to cut the turf and pave the way!

We hope that this blog has helped you decide what outfit is best suited for the races and which suit fits your personal style best! If you need any more help or advice on what is best to wear at the races, please don't hesitate to contact us

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