Gents' Style Forecast
Now is the time to invest in new garb that will work for chilly race days now but last you well into some great days out over the summer calendar. Take a note of these essentials and look sharp for every horseracing meet!
THE TWO-TONE SHOE
This is a trend that’s as smart as it is stylish. The two-tone shoe adds a touch of the dapper to your look, making for an eye-catching outfit focal point while also being extremely practical. Wear them and enjoy praise from racing pals.
HOT TIP: 1974 San Francisco shoe, £555 by Maison Martin Margiela at Matchesfashion.com
THE CREW KNIT
Fine knitwear is big news right now – designers can’t get enough of jumpers for Spring, which is ideal for us, as they both look cool and feel warm. Choose an of-the-moment crew neck knit that can be layered up now but worn solo once spring arrives.
HOT TIP: Stripe merino crew knit, £165 by A.P.C. at my-wardrobe.com
THE PRINTED SHIRT
A shirt is a perennial favourite in a man’s wardrobe - natch. But how to wear them differently? It’s all about the print this season – from florals, to geometrics, to repetitive patterns. Wear yours buttoned up to the neck but without a tie for added edge.
HOT TIP: Navy Eliza print shirt, £125 by Liberty London at Liberty.co.uk
A spring hero, the chino is an undisputed must this year. The key is to pick a dark hue that can be worn right away and suits a contrasting blazer – be bold in bright blues or wine hues.
HOT TIP: Tapered chino, £95 by G Star Raw at Houseoffraser.co.uk
A classic style saviour that never dates. Tailoring is essential for a stylish Spring, and the blazer comes in many guises. A brown or grey version that’s perfectly cut will be an ideal race day stalwart, that won’t let you down.
HOT TIP: Khaki blazer, £430 by Mauro Grifoni at thecorner.com
Sports-inspired wear is big news in fashionland right now, which means trusty and useful gilets are bang on trend. A quilted version ticks the town & country box, while also being wonderfully useful. Layer it up whatever the weather.
HOT TIP: Quilted navy gilet, £69.95 by Joules at Johnlewis.com
THE WAX JACKET
Still on the radar for Spring but with a new-season twist. Look for a wax jacket with interesting design details, from oversized buttons, hidden zips and funnel necks for a new take on a classic style. Ideal for wintery days but won’t feel too heavy come Spring.
HOT TIP: Navy greymere waxed jacket, £230 by Barbour at Liberty.co.uk
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