Men’s Race Wear

Men’s race wear isn’t always the most stylish – except when it comes to the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup Carnival is one of the few events where men can show-off their true style with fantastic suits, ties, shoes and even hats. While many people believe the race days are just a showcase of women’s fashion, the Spring Carnival is quickly becoming a place to showcase the best in men’s race wear.

The fit of your suit is everything and this season skinny is in. This doesn’t mean the suits need to be skin tight but nicely tailored suits which are not as wide as a standard suit are most preferred. With the summer months bringing the heat with it, lightweight wool, silk and cashmere suits are definitely the top choice in fabrics. Match your suit with great dark leather shoes and a belt.

For those who want to take a bit of a spin on the classic suit look, try little changes such as frayed edges rather than straight seams. Three piece suits are the rave this year with the classic combo raising the race wear standards at the Melbourne Cup.

Which Men’s Race Wear Style Suits You?

This season there are four main styles for the Melbourne Cup each focusing on a different look in the fashion industry. Metallic suits are huge this year. The understated silver types are the best for the races and teamed with a white shirt and black accessories, this look is set to be a big hit. For those who like to look suave, the Italiano style of tan or beige suits is definitely for you. Once again, team it with all white or black accessories, including tie, belt and shoes.

The Tone-on-Tone looks superb when using a dark colour combination. Steel blue suits with a dark shirt and tie look handsome and polished. Make the look a bit edgy with brown or tan shoes and belt. It’s time to bring the pin stripe suit back in fashion! This style looks fabulous, particularly when you layer a pin stripe shirt under your suit. Just make sure that you have the right stripe sizes and spacing.

Adding Colour To Your Outfit

For those who want to add colour to their Spring Racing outfit there are a few different ways to do this with men’s race wear. First of all, do not wear a black suit, opt for charcoal or navy instead. Young men in particular can wear lighter suit colours. When wearing tan or beige suits, add just a hint of colour in the shirt or your tie and remember that your shirt and tie do not have to match. Play around with different colours, but just make sure they aren’t an eye-sore for other people. White is a fresh colour which can lift any outfit, so mix it with bold colours to create an urbane and edgy men’s race wear look.

Men’s Race Wear Tips

Hats are definitely coming back into fashion for men, with gangster styles and tweed and felt trilbies the top sellers in all millinery stores. Otherwise, don’t forget to take your sunnies! If you really want to make a statement at this year’s races, avoid wearing “funny” ties and socks. Keep the day professional and classy by pressing your suit before the day and adding a lapel flower. Remember that different flowers are worn at different races. The official lapel for the Melbourne Cup is a yellow rose.

Your belt and shoes should ALWAYS match, and grey shoes should be avoided for the races. To add more style to your outfit, add a one or two button suit for an extra touch of class!

Spring Racing

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes ...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021 Re...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021 Results: Addeybb Fights Off Verry Elleegant in Another Thriller

The horse dubbed the ‘Beast of Britain’ once again proved his champion status...

Waller Wins Fifth Sydney Cup i...

Waller Wins Fifth Sydney Cup in 2021 With Selino

Master horseman Chris Waller celebrated his fifth Sydney Cup success in 2021...

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Res...

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results: Wild Ruler Holds Off Isotope

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Wild Ruler continued his undefeated...

2021 Australian Oaks Results: ...

2021 Australian Oaks Results: Hungry Heart Wins for Waller

Trainer Chris Waller celebrated yet another Group 1 feature race win with his...

Race Results

2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Winner Nettoyer Back in Form

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021 Results: Addeybb Fights Off Verry Elleegant in Another Thriller

Waller Wins Fifth Sydney Cup in 2021 With Selino

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results: Wild Ruler Holds Off Isotope

2021 Australian Oaks Results: Hungry Heart Wins for Waller

Race Previews

2021 The Championships Day 2: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field & Odds Update: September Run v Isotope

Probabeel Heads 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field & Odds

Australian Oaks 2021 Field & Betting Wide Open: Harmony Rose Narrow Favourite

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field: Betting Has Verry Elleegant Ahead of Addeybb

Fields & Form

2021 The Championships Day 2: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field & Odds Update: September Run v Isotope

Probabeel Heads 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field & Odds

Australian Oaks 2021 Field & Betting Wide Open: Harmony Rose Narrow Favourite

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field: Betting Has Verry Elleegant Ahead of Addeybb