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Colin Gold's Autumn Racing Looks

To celebrate the Autumn Racing Carnival, we ask the dapper couple behind The TrendSpotter to share some practical style advice on what to wear trackside. 

Here, we ask Colin Gold what his two fail-safe looks are for the races. (Original article by TheTrendSpotter.net)

Image source: The TrendSpotter

Look 1: Navy classics paired with pop colour tie

A navy suit is a great classic option for autumn racing, and you can showcase your love of fashion by creating a pop of colour with your tie. The best thing about navy is that there is almost no colour that does not match with it - but do try pastel pinks and blues, as well as candy striped red.

When accessorising, your tie should always be a darker shade than your shirt (if you’re opting for two coloured items) and always vary the shades. Of course, the easiest way to achieve this look is to combine your suit with a crisp white shirt and a bright tie. Shoes with brown hues also look best with navy suits.

What I'm wearing: Anchor Jacket and Trouser by Joe Black in Blue; Pioneer Shirt by Joe BlackDiamond Geo Tie by Van HeusenSilk Plain Pocket Square by Joe Black


Image source: The TrendSpotter

Look 2: Play with prints 

Prints and pattern clashes are perfectly acceptable, in fact, they’re encouraged. If you want to really stand out from the crowd during Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival then you may want to consider clashing prints. 

Three important things to remember when choosing prints: 

  • Choose one print to dominate and one as the accent.
  • Choose fabrics that are similar colour shades - a tonal colour palette works wonders.
  • Play with size: for optimal results the prints should be different scales.

When in doubt, a favourite is polka dots with window check, both patterns are small and unassuming. A great example of how to wear this look is pairing a window-checked shirt with a polka dot tie. A major plus about mixing contrasting prints is that it’s a look most men shy away from — all the more reason to try it out as you’re bound to turn heads.

What I'm wearing: Soho Check Jacket by Paul SmithMid Fit Chino by Paul SmithShirt by Versace CollectionTextured Spot Tie by Van Heusen


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