How To Dress For The Races

You’ve booked your tickets, arranged who’s going, booked your transport and now it’s time to decide what you’re going to wear. Don’t worry about what you can and can’t wear, here at Stuarts London we have put together a handy guide that will help you buy something new or add to what you’ve already got!

The most obvious choice has to be a suit, the majority of these events expect you to dress smartly – it’s just part of the dress code. But that shouldn’t stop you experimenting with colour or prints. The main thing you need to ensure is that whatever you wear, you’ll be comfortable. You want to enjoy one too many drinks with the lads and look good at the same time! If you’re a gent who wears a suit everyday to the office, then this is your time to lock away that simple black suit and opt for something daring. Remember it’s not just an excuse for the ladies to get dressed up!

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Why not try playing with colours and patterns, go for beige and creams or mix in modern checks with timeless pieces. Separates are the perfect way to take a suit and dress it down, play around with colours by simply wearing a different colour blazer to your trousers. We would advise sticking with classic colours, such as grey and light blue, beige and navy. Our selection of men’s dress trousers is the perfect starting place for those looking to invest in high quality separates.

If you’re going to take the mix and match approach to your outfit for the races, make sure you opt for a toned down colour palette when it comes to choosing a shirt. Remember a classic white shirt will go with almost anything, so if you’re unsure go for something timeless and let your accessories do the talking.

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Footwear needs to be kept smart, the main rule is no trainers – no matter how smart they are! Play around with colour and style, if you choose to wear a classic suit then opt for classic oxford shoes or brogues. If you decide to mix and match, a pair of designer brogues will compliment this excellently. We would go for a classic pair of Grensons or Loakes – both renowned for their high quality men’s footwear.

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Accessories are key, a simple watch and a good pair of sunglasses is something we think that every man should invest in. When it comes to choosing a pair of sunglasses go for styles that suit your face shape, the last thing you want is to look like you have borrowed someone else’s! Go for a watch that you can wear again and again, the choice is yours whether you go for a fabric or leather strap.

If you’re still on the hunt for those finishing touches or key pieces for the races, then check out our full range of menswear online at Stuarts London.

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