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Now is the time to start planning your trackside wardrobe. Here’s how to go about it.
While the constant on-off rain is doing a good job of hiding it, the ever-increasing patches of sunshine we’re beginning to see see can only mean one thing-spring is around the corner, and with it a chance to put away the camel hair overcoats in favour of something a little lighter and more playful. And when it comes to tailoring, few events better signify this than the Spring Racing season.
The prevailing trend in trackside fashion over the past few years has been one towards amore relaxed take on formal wear. The throngs of plain navy and grey suits are making way for splashes of colour, with classic wool as well taking a backseat to deconstructed, breathable materials like linen and cotton. It’s a trend we expect to continue as the weather gets warmer, and one that, if you intend to make your way to the track over the October-November racing season, should prove a perfect catalyst for investing in a summery suit.
Likewise, the once hard-and-fast rules when it came to shirting and accessorising are more fluid than ever. There’s more scope to experiment with knitted button-ups and polo shirts, or emerge into the paddock sans-tie. The options are endless.
Of course, it pays to be prepared, and with an expected two-month lead time on all new suit orders right now, for your convenience we’ve listed the most prominent Spring Racing dates below, so you can get your order finalised in time for the revelry to begin.
8/10/22-Silver Eagle Day
15/10/22-The Everest Day
22/10/22-Spring Champion Stakes Day
15/10/22-Caulfield Cup Day
22/10/22-Cox Plate Day
1/11/22-Melbourne Cup Day