Do I have to wear a suit to the races?
You’ll certainly need to wear a tailored jacket. If you’re a suit lover, look for something other than black – pale to mid-grey and blues of all hues are especially popular. Push the boat out further with a bold windowpane check. You’ll find great suit options from Hugo Boss and Boss (hugoboss.com), Paul Smith (paulsmith.com), Calibre (calibre.com.au), P Johnson (pjt.com) and MJ Bale (pictured, jacket, $499, trousers, $199, mjbale.com.au). If you prefer the flexibility of separates, look for a blazer to wear with contrasting neutral trousers or chinos, perhaps in pink, raspberry, green or blue, even in lightweight linen or seersucker. The brands above can help, as can Boglioli, Officine Generale, Hackett, Connolly, Barena and Alexander McQueen (mrporter.com).
Polished is the password here, and accessories are the finishing touches to make this a reality. Ties are standard practice and a pocket square is a must, whether plain or printed, squaretucked or flounced. Add cufflinks for clout, and if you don’t wear an actual flower on your lapel, try a floral lapel pin. One word of warning: if you opt for an accessory with a particular motif – floral, equine or otherwise – keep the rest simple, lest you gallop into “novelty dresser” territory.
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