“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.” - Arthur Ashe
Betting, booze, banter and beautiful women can sum up the Melbourne Cup to some, but apart from this it's actually a time when a lot of guys who wouldn't normally do so, will throw on a suit and dress for the occasion. Many don't care if the suit doesn't look good or what it costs, because it's only going to be worn for that one day of careless bliss.
Careless bliss is one thing, but what I love about the new menswear scene is the extra effort some guys are making to dress up, and in some cases go that extra mile to steal the limelight away from their partners by dressing at their best.
Your best doesn't have to be high end expensive labels but it's more about the way your pieces fit your body. Don't forget, you still need to have fun with your style and be comfortable too, especially important for a day at Flemington racecourse.
It's the glitz, the glamour and the great times at the Melbourne Cup which I really enjoy…. oh and apparently it's a horse race too!
A BIG thank you to the guys at M J Bale for dressing me up in this great blazer and pants.
Blazer and Pants by MJ Bale
Shirt by Oscar Hunt Tailors
Tie by Penrose London (from Henry Bucks)
Panama Hat by Camilo (from Henry Bucks)
Sunglasses by Bailey Nelson
Shoes by Loake