Classic, elegant, understated – these are the words you want people using when describing your Derby Day outfit, with black-and-white the key theme. A Geoffrey Beene suit, available at David Jones, offers that classicism in cut and styling you need for this more traditional of days. Once you have the suit – say the Geoffrey Beene ‘Kennedy’ – you have the foundation on which you can build a more rounded, finished look through your tie, watch and other accessories.
Geoffrey Beene jacket, $349, shirt, $99.95, tie, $49.95, pocket square, $49.95, and pants, $150. Akubra bowler hat, $250, and cane, $290, both from Strand Hatter; Victorinox ‘Swiss Army Alliance’