Spring Racing Style

“Walk like you have three men walking behind you.”

-Oscar de la Renta

 

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Photos by Jacob Medina


When it comes to style we men outdid ourselves during last year’s Spring Racing carnival, with many guys even outshining the ladies during the ‘fashions on the field’ competitions. This year it’s time to kick things up a notch and increase the number of stylish gents represented at Flemington.

If you’re heading along to any of the race days here in Melbourne it’s important to remember that each day has a particular dress code and flower to coincide, and while technically these only apply to the VRC areas; the birdcage, member’s areas and fashions on the field judging areas, you’ll find that most of the general public adhere to these rules – for those not too familiar with the codes, here's a quick run-down:

Derby Day

Traditionally a black & white event represented with a blue cornflower. This is a day for the gents, so I'd suggest going all out and showing your true personality.

Melbourne Cup


Anything goes on cup day and it’s the most style and fashion free day of the season - represented by a Yellow Rose.

Crown Oaks Day

This is ‘ladies’ day with an emphasis on romantic colours and feminine clothing (traditionally a pink rose). Men should be wearing softer tones like grey or beige. Linen suits also work well.

Stakes Day

Stakes is known as family day and has a smart-casual dress code and traditional red rose.

On a personal note this year is all about the separates, mixing contrasting colours with a hint of pattern in my accessories. The outfit below has been inspired by cup day, with the mustard yellow chinos representing the traditional yellow rose. The grey jacket tones down the top half of my look and makes my tie and pocket square pop, but not too much as I still want everything to blend in nicely together.

This event is an opportunity for every man to find his personality

 

 

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Outfit available at Godwin Charli

Jacket: Julius Unlined Cotton Sports Jacket

Shirt: Regent White Linen Shirt

Tie: 100% Silk

Pocket square: 100% Silk

Chinos: Chaise 95% Cotton, 5% Spandex Caramel Chino