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Men's Races Outfit Ideas

by Adam Fletcher, Copywriter

1. Double Up On Checks

Taking inspiration from the menswear race day tradition, this look features a two-piece suit and shirt. How to add your personal style? Pick one that features a check-print design and add a statement watch.

2. Keep It Easy

For a 2020 approach to the races, this shirt-and-no-tie look is kind of exactly what you need. Plus, a blue-grey colourway and sunglasses is a great way of standing out in the crowd.

3. Why Not Try A Linen Suit

When it comes to this look, it’s all about the 1950s. Enter the tropical-print shirt, the straight-leg trouser, and the matching tan blazer jacket. Then, add your favourite aviator sunglasses. Done.

4. Standout In A Statement Shirt

Not all race-day looks have to be black tie. A printed satin shirt and textured belt are great additions to your outfit. Why? Well, they become instantly smart when you incorporate a blazer and tailored trousers.

5. Ditch the Blazer

You’re feeling clammy, then chilly all of a sudden, then… To tackle spring’s tricky weather, we recommend opting for a long sleeve shirt and a waistcoat. Just make sure that it matches the print of your trousers.

6. White Trousers Work Too

For some of us out there, going to the races means going to one main event. So, it’s the perfect excuse to go all-out with your style. Contrasting jacket? Yes. White trousers? Why not. Check waistcoat? Definitely.

7. Who Said Guys Can't Wear Pastels

A tonal look becomes even more interesting with the aid of contrast. Yes, try going for a shirt in a different colour and texture, just like Sam Smith.

8. Opt For A Bow Tie

Yeah, going black tie is a sure win at the races, but this is the updated kind. Expect blazer jackets with subtle prints, contrasting lapels and textured shoes to finish everything off.

9. Forget The Tie

Part-smart, part-relaxed, a coloured blazer with an embroidered detail is perfect for a day at the races, and every single event you have planned after. Fact.

10. Embrace The Bohemian Trend

An unbuttoned stripe-print shirt, slim-fit chinos and polished shoes (worn without socks) not only taps into smart-casual territory, but it’s perfect for the spring/summer weather, too.

11. Match Your Mates

From watching the main event to sipping beers with the boys, there’s a lot going on during a day at the races – so comfort is essential. A T-shirt or roll-neck knit under a blazer jacket has you covered for every eventuality.

12. Try A 3-Piece Suit

Whether it’s Ascot or Newmarket, adding a waistcoat (in a contrasting print) to your suit is a smart idea for almost any race you can think of. And the matching pocket square? That’s the perfect extra.

13. Classic In Navy

According to the vice president of the Pantone Colour Institute, blue is fashion’s key shade for 2020. This applies to our outfits at the races, too. Just grab a tie that matches the shade of your blue jacket.

14. Go Bold With Colour

Allegedly, each race has an official flower that inspires the day’s dress code. When the flower is a classic rose or an Azalea, don’t look further than a suit like this one.

15. Fresh In All White

We’ve seen a similar suit to this one already, thanks to Sam Smith. However, this street styler offers a different way to wear a light-coloured suit: with a crisp white T-shirt and loafers. So suave.

16. Don't Forget Your Hat

Nothing says ‘guys, I’m going to the races’ quite like a wide-brim hat. And, it works as the ideal accessory during the weird spring weather, too. April showers - no problem.