HOW TO | Dress for the Winter Races

If you’ve ever wanted a foolproof guide to the do’s and don’ts of dressing for the winter races, look no further. These easy-to-follow tips for getting men’s race wear right will save you time, and trouble, when you're putting together your outfit – or looking to up the ante in the fashion stakes – for race day. 



Get the Right Fit:

It doesn’t matter how expensive your suit is, if it doesn’t fit right, you’ll still look like a slob. When buying a suit, make sure you’re fitted with the right cut for your size and body shape. After buying off-the-rack, don’t be afraid to take it to a tailor to make the necessary adjustments to achieve a perfect fit.


For the most part, keep your accessories simple and subdued, but don’t be afraid to add a little flair with items like patterned pocket squares, bold socks and lapel flowers.

Strong Shoe Game:

You’re not in the office anymore, it’s race day! The perfect occasion to bust out the brogues, double monks or penny loafers. Browns, dark burgundies are the perfect complement for a grey, blue or navy suits.


Sports Sunglasses:

Remember you’re spectator at horse race, not a cyclist in a velodrome. Any eyewear that was designed with an advanced aerodynamic frame, should not be worn to the races.

Ill-fitting suits:

Never show up looking like a kid who borrowed his dad’s suit for a dress-up party.

Novelty Attire:

Just because The Simpsons is your favourite TV show it doesn’t mean you need to wear Homer around your neck.