Dress like this to beat the odds
Beat the odds in style at this year’s Spring Racing Carnival with a bold sartorial ensemble. There might be a dress code, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a statement.
To make it easy, we've styled the looks that will ensure you’re race day ready, from the classics, to the playful, to the seriously suave.
Keep reading to curate your ultimate trackside wardrobe…
REMEMBER THE ESSENTIALS
JACK LONDON ‘Oscar’ double-breasted suit jacket in navy $369, paisley pocket square in navy $39, ‘Impression’ long-sleeve shirt in navy $109, superslim pant in black $149, smooth chase belt in black $79, ‘Hudson’ tassle loafer in navy $199. RAYMOND WEIL ‘Toccata’ watch $1350. JAMES HARPER ‘Rabbit’ lapel pin in silver $24.95. PAUL SMITH 3D dotted skull cufflinks $169.95. ACQUA DI PARMA Colonia Pura $180. GEOFFREY BEENE Textured spot tie in pink $59.95. HUGO BOSS 0905/F/S sunglasses in matte black $450. HAPPY SOCKS ‘Brick’ sock $16.95.
No matter what your style, the carnival dress code does call for a few essentials. To honour tradition, make sure your ensemble includes a suit of tailored slacks, a sports coat or blazer, plus a tie and some dress shoes.
CHANNEL YOUR INNER BOND
ANTHONY SQUIRES ‘Bondi’ suit in black with fine shadow micro-design $1339, ‘Jack’ shirt in white $159, silk tie in black with white squares $99.50, silk pocket square in silver with black pattern $29.50.
Dress like the guy who always backs the winner in a sleek black suit. Make the look your own with subtle, printed accessories, such as a pin-striped silk pocket square or playful polka dot tie.
KEEP IT SUAVE, YET SIMPLE
COUNTRY ROAD Linen dobby jacket in stone $349, slim long-sleeve gingham shirt in pink $169, micro twill pant in navy $129, ‘Field’ Liberty print floral pocket square in pink $39.95, floral lapel pin in white $29.95, ‘Urban’ belt in tan $69.95, square dot sock in navy $12.95, ‘Samuel’ brogue in oak $249. SABA ‘Harry’ suit jacket in navy $449, ‘Harry’ suit pant in navy $229, stretch poplin shirt in light pink $129, ‘Morris’ pocket square in whiteΩ $39. Ω Available early October.
If pin stripes, florals and tartans have never really been your thing, opt for a look that achieves more of a casual kind of chic. A tonal linen jacket or a classic navy suit looks a million dollars with a pair of oak leather brogues.
GET ACQUAINTED WITH GREY
JOE BLACK Jacket in grey $495, trouser in grey $250, shirt in white $129, pocket square in red $49, tie in red $99.
A classic grey suit is the perfect choice for spring, a light weight option that works well with a variety of accessories. For a playful spin on the traditional, team with a flamboyant pocket square or floral tie.
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