Men’s Race Day Looks: What To Wear And How

The Classic Elegance of Blazers

When building a race day look men’s blazers are a key component to any man’s wardrobe. A versatile stylish option, a classic simple blazer will add a touch of sophistication and refinement to your look. If you’re looking to go down the heritage route a tweed blazer is a must-have. Opt for a style in a neutral tone like green or tan. To continue with the heritage theme pair it with the matching trousers and a colour-block waistcoat. Finish the look with a striped shirt and simple accessories that either match in tone or print. 

For a more modern race day blazer, you can opt for a bold print like check or stripe. Pair it with chinos for a smart-casual look that strikes the perfect balance between formal and relaxed. Looking to elevate it to more heights? For a fashionable look, wear flat-front trousers and dress shoes. Add a touch of fun with quirky socks.

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Chinos: The Epitome of Versatility

Men’s chino trousers are a wardrobe staple and an essential component for smart casual dressing. They offer the perfect blend of style and comfort making them a versatile style option, perfect for dressing up or down with ease. For a sophisticated race day look, style your chinos with a striped shirt layered under a zip-front jumper and a simple check blazer. Looking for a more modern look? Double breasted blazers are a stylish choice and great for those looking for a more trend-led look. Style with chinos, a simple shirt and loafers. 

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing your race day look is comfort. Often a day at the races can be long with hours spent standing up or queuing! Hence chinos are a great choice for anyone who wants to look stylish but more importantly feel comfortable. With a little bit of creativity and a few styling tricks, you can create an endless variety of looks to suit your personality and style, ideal if you intend on frequenting more than one race day event this year.  

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Making a Statement with Two-Piece Suits

If you're looking for a classic and sophisticated outfit for race day a two-piece suit is a great option. Make a statement and stand out from the crowd by choosing a bold suit in a check print. Look to add texture and depth to your look by styling with a cord shirt and suede boots. Not a fan of a print? A navy suit is always a good choice and a style that will see you through a multitude of events. For a day at the races style your suit with penny collar shirt, paisley print tie and pocket square. Finish the look with some simple classic accessories. 

Looking for a more vintage inspired look? Opt for a tweed suit in a neutral tone. A tweed suit is the epitome of a race day look, style with a striped shirt, subtle print tie and Chelsea boots for a polished, contemporary look.

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Finishing Touches: Simple Shirts and Quality Shoes

If you’re looking to elevate existing pieces from your wardrobe then quality shirts, shoes and accessories are the way to go. A good quality white shirt is a wardrobe staple and a piece you will go back to time and time again. Looking for a shirt with a little edge? A penny collar shirt is a stylish, modern shirt choice and perfect for the races with its vintage inspired design.

We often hear the first thing a person looks at on a man is their shoes! The right pair of shoes not only completes an outfit but also provides comfort and support throughout the day. Investing in good quality genuine leather shoes will not only ensure you get your money's worth but will also keep your toes in tip top condition. 

Finishing the look with simple but stylish accessories will pull the look together and create a cohesive polished ensemble. Bow ties are a great option for the races, opt for a tweed style in a neutral tone. Not a fan of a bow tie? A classic tie is always a good idea. Finally adding luxury touches like a smart leather watch and belt will finish the look off perfectly. 

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