A Gentlemen’s Guide To Spring Racing

With a fantastic year of horse racing already, the 2018 Spring Racing season is set to be a cracking few months of social events and race days. It’s a unique opportunity for the usually discreet gentlemen to really go all out and have fun putting together a couple of new suits and outfits.

The key to a successful season is starting to plan early (now is recommended) and to keep things tailored, and simple. Given the high heat predictions for this Spring and Summer, we are recommending an Italian-style for the racing season which will bring light pastels and earthy tones, unstructured tailoring and a relaxed style.

In this guide we have given an overview of each component of a racing outfit and what needs to be considered. In the coming weeks we will be sharing a more specific guide for each race day.

Suit

The two or three piece suit suit is the uniform of the spring racing season. What you decide on here will determine the other components of your outfit. For example, a bold pattern will then command a simple set of shirt and accessories. On the other hand, a simple pattern allows for more flexibility in choosing some creative accessories and shirt patterns. For amateurs we would suggest the latter is a safer way to go.

On the Italian Summer theme, we are predicting light pastels and earthy tones to be a winner on the more relaxed race days. Additionally, fabrics such as linen and cotton should be welcomed in a half-structured jacket