Race Day Style

Top Race Day Style Picks

It's time to dust off your loafers and get ready to strike some big fashion notes now that the racing season is well underway. Here are three ways to canter home like a thoroughbred, whether you've been invited to Ascot, are going to Haydock Park, or are having a blast at the Goodwood Festival.

Opt for a classic tweed suit

When it comes to dressing up for a race day, men can never go wrong with a well-tailored tweed suit. Tweed suits have been popular in the fashion world for decades, and they are still considered one of the most stylish choices for formal events. The fabric is made from wool and is known for its durability, warmth, and timeless appeal. Tweed suits come in a variety of colours and patterns, making them perfect for any race day outfit. Men can opt for classic navy or tan tweed suits or experiment with bolder colours like sky blue. 

The pattern also plays a significant role in the overall look of the outfit. Herringbone and checked patterns are particularly popular among tweed suits. When it comes to accessorising, men can pair their tweed suits with leather dress shoes and matching belts. Pocket squares and ties can also add a pop of colour to the outfit. It's essential to keep in mind the weather conditions on race day while choosing the appropriate accessories. A scarf or gloves can be added to the ensemble if it's chilly outside. In conclusion, tweed suits are an excellent choice for men's race day style. They are classic, stylish, and versatile, making them suitable for any formal occasion. By pairing them with appropriate accessories, men can create a timeless look that will never go out of style

Mens tweed suits

Mens racing suits Mens tweed suits from Marc Darcy
SCOTT Blue Tweed Suit £319.99 SCOTT Grey Tweed Suit £319.99 

Try out a check suit

Race day is an exciting event for men to dress up and showcase their style. If you're looking for a classic and trendy look, then check suits are the way to go. These suits are perfect for any occasion, be it a wedding, a business meeting, or a day at the races. Check suits come in a variety of colours and patterns, making it easy to find one that complements your skin tone and personal style. When it comes to styling a check suit for race day, there are a few things to keep in mind. 

Firstly, opt for a slim-fit suit that fits you well and accentuates your body shape. Pair it with a crisp white shirt and a slim tie that complements the colours in the check pattern. You can add a pocket square in a contrasting colour for an added touch of elegance. Accessorising is also important when it comes to race day style. A pair of leather dress shoes in brown or black will complement the suit nicely. Make sure to choose a belt that matches the colour of your shoes for a polished look. Sunglasses and a watch are also great accessories to complete the outfit. In conclusion, check suits are an excellent choice for men looking to make a statement on race day. With the right fit and accessories, you can create a look that is both classic and trendy. So go ahead and embrace this timeless trend, and you'll surely turn heads at the races!

Mens check suits

Mens mix and match suits Mens check suits from Marc Darcy
JOSE Grey Suit with Kelvin Waistcoat £306.48  JENSON Grey Suit £319.99

Invest in a versatile blazer

When it comes to men's race day style, separates are the way to go. A well-fitted blazer paired with tailored trousers can elevate any outfit and make you stand out from the crowd. So, it's time to ditch the boring suits and embrace this stylish combination. Blazers are an essential part of any man's wardrobe, and they work especially well for race day fashion. Choose a blazer that fits you perfectly and is made from high-quality material. Opt for classic colours like navy, grey or black, or if you want to make a bolder statement, go for a brighter colour like red or green.

A blazer not only adds sophistication to your look but also keeps you warm in case the weather takes a chilly turn. Next comes the trousers. Tailored trousers are a must for race day fashion. Make sure they fit you well and are comfortable to move around in. You can go for classic colours like black or grey or choose a more daring colour like burgundy or blue. Remember, the key is to balance your outfit, so if you opt for a bright blazer, tone down the trousers. Overall, separates are a versatile and stylish choice for men's race day style. They allow you to mix and match different pieces to create unique looks that reflect your personality. So, this season, make sure you invest in a well-fitted blazer and tailored trousers to look sharp and stand out at the races.

Mens plain suits from Marc Darcy

Mens check blazers from Marc Darcy Mens smart trousers from Marc Darcy
JERRY Grey Check Blazer £174.99 HM5 Stone Tailored Trousers £72.50 


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There can often be some confusion regarding the rules around smart wear. Read all about the pocket square rules and our black tie guide in our men’s attire blog for helpful insight and tips.