What to Wear to The Races for Men

Written by Marc | 28/12/2016




When going for a day out to the races, there’s no doubt that you want to look the part. It’s one of the first things you think about, as well as winning a few quid too. Here are a few tips that might help you when you’re off to see the horses.

The most obvious thing to wear is a suit. A day at the races should be a good laugh, and the last thing you want is to look like the same as you do every day in the office. So, it’s the perfect chance to mix it up a bit. Maybe go for something a bit more adventurous.

It doesn’t have to be a standard one-colour kind of thing. You’ve got a chance to vary it up a little.

Start off with a smart shirt, something like this navy Ralph Lauren one. It’s not too flashy but it’s certainly a stand-out when it comes to looking dapper. Or even this white one, a colour that goes with so much.


Separating the colour combinations is something which can be really exciting and could very well set you apart from the rest of the racegoers. This type of tailoring and fashion has become increasingly popular, especially during the summer seasons. For this to work, you have to make sure that you find trousers, a shirt and a jacket which complement each other well, which is not always an easy task.

You have plenty of options in terms of colour for the jacket because those shirt colours can go with most. Try this Hugo Boss blazer in blue. A perfect combination. If that doesn’t take your pick, another Hugo Boss option is this grey one.


To go with these pieces, you need a pair of trousers or jeans that go well in terms of colour. Wearing all the same colour can be a bit dull so mix it up. Something along the lines of these Beige Hugo Boss Jeans.  Another option could be something like these blue Levi’s. They’re smart enough, but keeping a hint of casual too.


When it comes to shoes, you need to make sure it’s spot on. People will always check out your footwear and on a day like the races, it’s a perfect opportunity to show off. These Ted Baker Brogues are a fine shoe for a day like this. Classy and smart, you can’t go wrong. Another Ted Baker option (right) could be your pick, not too many patterns involved but a smart shoe nonetheless. Both would go perfectly well with the rest of the attire.


To complete the look, why not add a watch and a pair of glasses? Both will help to make sure you stand out from the crowd. Another two picks from the Hugo Boss range, a simple but classy look could be the one for you. Men don’t usually wear many accessories, so make sure you pick a good watch if you choose to do so.


0000-a-189-097When it comes to sunglasses, ensure you pick something that looks the part and especially make sure it looks good with the rest of your attire. Ray bans are always a solid choice.


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