If the socials pics of the past couple of years are any guide, the checked suit is the most prominent and enduring suiting trend of recent Spring racing carnivals. Paired back with a bolder patterned tie and pocket square (or spots) and your other preferred accessories, and you have a sharp, contemporary take on racewear. Balancing classic cuts with of-themoment style, Ben Sherman is always a sure and affordable option. www.bensherman.com.au LEFT: Ben Sherman check suit, $599, shirt, $89.95, tie, $69.95, and pocket square, $34.95. Monte Christi handwoven Panama hat, $700, form Strand Hatter. Edouard Rambaud brooch, $320, from Pierre Winter Fine Jewels. RIGHT: Ben Sherman suit, $599, shirt, $89.95, tie, $69.95, pocket square, $34.95, and watch, $139.95. Kenneth Jay Lane brooch, $175, from Pierre Winter Fine Jewels.