For a day at the races, the competition doesn't just lie in thehorses at the top of your list but also in the way you dress.
While there are different rules depending on theenclosure you’re in and which race day you’re actually attending, there are definitely a few basic guidelines to follow to avoid being looked down on by the rest of the gentlemen in attendance...
Nothing screams smart like a three-piece suit, andthe races are the perfect place to test run a waistcoat. Mixing up textures and colours is agreat way to add impact to an outfit, and don't be shy to experiment with subtle patterns, like a stripe, too.
If you know that youcan afford to be alittle more casual, try wearing separate suit trousers and jackets to create awhole look. This is a slight upgrade on chinos and a blazer, but is definitely smart enough for certain enclosures at certain races. With spring on the horizon,mix up lighter tones.
If buying a new suit is out of the question,you can make small and subtle upgrades in other areas. Try picking abrilliant shirt as a starting point, and don’t be afraid to play with pattern andcolour if the rest of your outfit is fairly neutral in tone.
Footwear is hugely important for a day at the races, for both practicality and style. You can afford to playaround a bit when it comes to material and colour, but remember that trainers are an absolute no go. Always pick your suit first and base your footwear on that, opting for suede and leather in different tones.