With Spring Racing Season galloping closer, the sartorial stakes are higher than ever. Whether you’re enjoying a glass or three of champagne in the marque on Derby Day or attempting to back the next Winx at Oaks, the right outfit is paramount. This Spring Racing season, we’ve teamed up with the good folks at Cambridge and Florsheim to have you looking like a winner, regardless of how your pick does.
Cambridge’s new SS19 collection utilises luxurious materials to seamlessly blend comfort with refinement, providing the perfect Spring Racing outfit without the luxury price tag. Lighter hued suiting in linen or cotton, or versatile separates like half-lined blazers and tailored chinos are ideal for making a statement on Stakes, Oaks, and Caulfield. Try beige or cream chinos paired with a grey checked or windowpane blazer for a trackside hit. Experiment with patterned shirts – florals, paisley, and checks work well – and elevate your look by adding a geometric patterned pocket square.
Florsheim’s SS19 collection is geared towards the Spring Racing season, composed of leather crafted race day essentials like loafers, brogues and derby shoes. A pair of Florsheim Arcus Wingtip Derbys adds an air of rakish insouciance to any look, working well when paired with separates. Crafted with rich full-grain calf leather and featuring brogue detailing, the Arcus is stylish without compromising on comfort. Part of Florsheim’s Cloud Collection, the Arcus utilises Comfortech technology like a cushioned footbed with rebound foam to ensure maximum comfort throughout the day. Team a pair of tan Arcus Derbys with navy or beige chinos and a grey windowpane blazer for the perfect Stakes, Oaks, or Caulfield day outfit.
If you’re looking to experiment in the footwear department, try the epitome of comfort and cool by ditching the laces and opting for a pair of Harrow Mock Toe Slip Ons (as seen in feature photo). Featuring a tapered toe shape, the loafers provide a contemporary solution to Spring Racing dressing. Try the Harrow Slip Ons in black teamed with black chinos, a stone linen blazer, and a silk tie and pocket square. For a change of tone try the lightweight Corona Moc Toe in navy Vachetta leather or brown. The sleek silhouette of the Corona pairs well with linen suiting in light colours like beige or stone.
Additionally, a slick single-breasted suit in Cambridge‘s high-quality superfine wool does the trick for the stricter dress codes of Derby Day and Melbourne Cup. Opt for a darker colour like navy, which can be taken from the boardroom to the betting track by swapping out your plain woollen tie for a paisley variety and adding a silk pocket square to your look. For an extra touch, pin the flower of the event to your lapel; a blue cornflower for Derby or a yellow rose for Melbourne Cup. For the high stakes dressing of Derby Day and Melbourne Cup, a pair of plain or cap toe derby shoes like the Liston (pictured above) are your best bet. The Heath Moc Toe Derby in black makes the ideal footwear accompaniment to black or grey suiting, while the Exeter Cap Toe Derby is a timeless option which pairs well with both suiting and separates.
To celebrate the arrival of the Spring Racing season, we’ve teamed up with Florsheim and Cambridge to give away two full head to toe looks each outfit valued at $1,000. From trackside to the VIP lounge, you’ll look right at home with attire courtesy of Cambridge and top-notch footwear from Florsheim. ENTER below.
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