Author: Haley Irwin

Shop the 2019 Vendors

Race attendees at the 2019 Steeplechase of Charleston shopped the Charleston Vendor Village for unique products and services.

If you missed the event, you can shop the 32 artisans and services here!

 

ALL FORE WELLNESS
Round O, South Carolina
All Fore Wellness is a family owned company in pursuit of health and wellness through CBD. Their mission is to transform health and Wellness Fore All.


ANDOVER TRASK: PORCH & HOUND

Manakin Sabot, Virgina
Waxed Canvas bags and accessories


ASH & VINE BOTANICALS

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Ash & Vine scents tell a story of the tale of Mother Nature. Representing purity, their candles are made from ingredients that sit lightly on the planet as well as our bodies.


BLUEGRASS BELTS

Atlanta, Georgia
Bluegrass Belts combines skilled craftsmanship with the traditions of Kentucky to create a line of premium bridle leather belts and accessories. Shop at bluegrassbelts.com


BOOT BARN

Irvine, California
Boot Barn is America’s largest Western and workwear retailer.


CAROL WELLS COLLECTION

Saratoga, New York
Carol Wells Collection produces a line of equestrian jewelry including sterling silver, Italian glass, reproductions from antique pieces and freshwater cultured pearls.


CHARLESTON SHOE COMPANY

Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston Shoe Company offers the affordable, comfortable and versatile Cobblestones-to-Cocktails shoe for the modern day woman.


CIGAR ROW EVENTS

Charleston, South Carolina
With a Dominican filler and binder, and a Connecticut Shade Wrap, Cigar Row Events makes our cigars a mild smoke everyone loves. Cigars are infused with a variety of liquors, craft beer and coffee.


CLARITY NUTRACEUTICALS

Charleston, South Carolina Clarity
Nutraceuticals provides advanced hemp Cannabidiol supplement formulations for the health-conscious consumer with a dedication to Innovation, Minimalism & Sustainability.


DILLARD’S

St. Petersburg, Florida
Dillard’s continues to fulfill the same commitment our founder made over 70 years ago. We still believe that value is about quality, not about price.


FOXY FOSSILS

Charleston, South Carolina
Foxy Fossils produces handmade fossil jewelry for men and women featuring real prehistoric fossils.


GREY GHOST BAKERY

Charleston, South Carolina
Grey Ghost Bakery is a small family-owned baking company, using the highest quality ingredients to create made from-scratch, hand-formed cookies in a range of truly addictive flavors.


GULLAH SWEETGRASS BASKETS

Charleston, South Carolina 


HATS BY KATIE

Paris, Kentucky
Hats by Katie has been in business for over 30 years and has designed hats for celebrities Joan Lundun, Martha Stewart, Stephanie Powers and the Royal Family. Shop at www.hatsbykatie.com


JAHDE LEATHER ATELIER

Charleston, South Carolina
Jahde Leather Atelier is a Charleston based design studio that creates handcrafted and thoughtful leather goods. Beautiful statement jewelry, accessories, and handbags.


JEFF COOK REAL ESTATE

Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Rock Hill, South Carolina
Jeff Cook Real Estate services those who are looking to buy or sell real estate. Call 855-HEY-JEFF


MAGNOLIA SKIN ESSENTIALS

Summerville, South Carolina
Magnolia Skin Essentials offers luxury for your skin with beautiful toxin-free skin care products. They also specialize in wholesale and private label products.


MARGERITE & MOTTE

Charleston, South Carolina
All of Margerite & Motte’s jewelry is made from hand-gathered, locally-sourced oyster shells and gilded with 23ct gold.


OLD MCCASKILLS FARM

Rembert, South Carolina
Old McCaskills Farm makes wool blankets; freshly made canned jams, jellies, pickles, and relishes, and other local products; and farm fresh frozen lamb, pork, beef, and goat.


OUT OF HAND

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Out of Hand elevates women to celebrate their artistic style and shop for unique apparel, jewelry and home goods that showcase their extraordinary lifestyles.


PALMETTO SCENT STUDIO

Kiawah Island, South Carolina
The candle studio and fragrance bar will have their mobile bar set up for you to sample. Pick a pre-made gift or blend a signature scent.


POACHER’S POCKET
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 


THE POST AND COURIER

Charleston, South Carolina
The oldest daily newspaper in the South.


THE PRINCESS AND THE PEARL
Lexington, South Carolina 


SNAFFLE BIT BRACELET COMPANY

Charleston, South Carolina
Handmade in Charleston, South Carolina by stay at home moms.


SOUTHERN ACCENT DESIGNS

Greenville, South
Carolina Marcy Connors is a muralist, illustrator, and fine artist. She was selected by the Metropolitan Arts Council to have her own Gallery located downtown Greenville.


STEEPLECHASE OF CHARLESTON MERCHANDISE

Charleston, South Carolina
Purchase official Steeplechase of Charleston merchandise and other gifts.


SUTHINGIRL

Atlanta, Georgia
Suthingirl’s mission is to celebrate the southern lifestyle, serve as the premier resource to Shop the South®, nurture and grow Southern brands, and give back.


SWEET JESSAMINE FLOWER TRUCK

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Build your own bouquet of fresh cut flowers and snap an Instagram worthy photo with the Lowcountry’s vintage flower truck.


SWEETGRASS GEMS

Charleston, South Carolina
Sweetgrass Gems transforms sweetgrass into highly polished gemstone which is mounted as pendants, earrings, broaches and bracelets.


ULTIMATE GUTTER GUARD

North Charleston, South Carolina
Ultimate Gutter Guard products include gutter protection, replacement windows, vinyl siding, roofing, as well as Kohler showers and baths. Schedule your free in-home estimate.


ZAGS UPF 50+ SUN WRAPS

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
ZAGS offer the most stylish, versatile UPF 50+,wicking and cooling protection from the sun-designed in Charleston and made in South Carolina

Open your Tailgate With the Wave of a Key Fob

Over the years, GMC has continued to hone its reputation for producing one of the world’s most reliable professional-grade, heavy duty pickups, and the GMC Sierra always has been among the automotive industry’s most reliable work trucks.

This year, GMC has reached a new level of excellence with its 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD, a truck that offers top-of-the-line performance, enhanced towing capabilities, an adaptive transmission, more responsive brakes, advanced technology and a roomier, more user-friendly interior.

As if all that were not enough, the Sierra also is equipped with the world’s first Six-Function GMC Multipro tailgate. We already know the Sierra is an ultimately dependable work truck. Now it’s about to take its place as an excellent option for camping and tailgating at events including the upcoming Steeplechase of Charleston, a day of world-class horse racing, holiday shopping and delicious food provided by some of the Lowcountry’s best restaurants – or maybe Clemson and South Carolina football games.

Or, of course, you can bring your own food and tailgate in your 2020 GMC Sierra, now available at Baker Buick GMC. ....

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In the Loupe with Diamonds Direct

HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST

The holiday season is finally here! It’s no secret that shopping for everyone on your list can be a bit stressful. After all, you want to find the perfect gift for each special person in your life. Fortunately, Diamonds Direct makes holiday shopping easy with their Holiday Gift Guide featuring a variety of beautiful jewelry options. Chances are, you’ll even find something sparkly for yourself!

CLICK HERE FOR FULL GUIDE

 

 

Mystery Air Drop

MYSTERY AIR DROP

...just bring your iPhone!

Steeplechase of Charleston will be giving away a host of amazing prizes in the most unique fashion this year! Welcome to Mystery Air Drop, a sponsored giveaway for racegoers with Apple iPhones. You can win prizes from:

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:

1. Join us race day Nov. 17 at The Plantation at Stono Ferry Racetrack.

2. Be sure your iPhone AirDrop/Bluetooth settings are ON and set to receive from Everyone.

3. Listen for the announcer at the end of each race announce the giveaway.

4. Have your phones ready as you may be randomly chosen to win.

5. If you receive the Mystery AirDrop photo with the Prize, save/screengrab. There will be instructions on how to redeem your prize.

6. Only (1) prize will be given per Mystery AirDrop.

*We will not be sending any other communications via AirDrop. You must be present on race day to be eligible. If you receive the Mystery AirDrop to your phone, you must register your win with an employee of Steeplechase of Charleston on Race Day. Instructions will be provided to all winners. All offers are non-transferable. This offer excludes all employees of the Evening Post Industries.*

Dressed in Dumas

Get #DressedinDumas for Steeplechase of Charleston

Steeplechase of Charleston is thrilled to have M. Dumas & Sons as our official menswear sponsor. With race day soon arriving on November 17th, M.Dumas & Sons have pulled together 5 race day looks for men that will impress. From luxury to casual comfort, this collection offers a variety of race ready ensembles.

Click here to see us discuss horse racing fashion with M. Dumas &  Sons and Lowcountry Live.

Classic menswear mixes it up for fall outdoor events

From tailgates and horse races to outdoor weddings and oyster roasts, your fall calendar can fill up quickly. And what better reason to add some new pieces to your wardrobe. To give you some inspiration, here are all the best men’s style essentials for your upcoming fall outdoor events:

For occasions when you’ll need to look a little more polished, a nice textured sport coat will elevate a fall wardrobe dramatically. Since fall weather in the South can be unpredictable, coats in heavier fabrics like Donegal wool and tweed will help keep you warm. This on-trend take on traditional styles will look the part whether you’re at the racetrack or afternoon reception.

Take it up an extra notch by drawing inspiration from European style. Don’t be afraid to mix and match not just colors and patterns, but also fabrics and textures with carefully executed combinations of wool, cotton, suede and silk. You’ll never be ridiculed for being overdressed.

Tailored/Luxury Gentleman 

-Ring Jacket, Donegal Wool Sport Coat

-Boglioli Crewneck Sweater

-Eton Pocket Square

-Pantalonio Torino Wool Plaid Trouser

-W. Kleinberg Matte Alligator Belt

-Magnanni Burnished Suede Cap Toe

With so many events, you may consider investing in high-quality classic apparel that can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion rather than trendier pieces. A layered look like this Quilted Lowerdale Vest from Barbour over a crisp, cotton sport shirt is the perfect silhouette for this season.

While you may think fall and winter call for more muted color palettes, it’s a great time of year to get creative with your color scheme. Incorporate autumn-hued pieces like these Pantaloni Torino Cotton 5-Pocket Pants in hunter green. Other colors to consider include rust, burnt orange, mustard, and olive. Complete the look with a durable leather boot in a timeless design for all-day comfort.

Classic Charleston Gentleman 

-Barbour Quilted Lowerdale Vest

-Hagen Tattersall Sport Shirt

-Pantalonio Torino Cotton 5-Pocket Pant

-W. Kleinberg Glazed Anaconda Belt

-Alden Indy Boot

day 2

Although events like the Steeplechase of Charleston are built on tradition and heritage, they’re the perfect opportunity to show off your own personality and add a bit of style with a contemporary new look.

A black on black ensemble like this belted wax cotton jacket paired with wax cotton denim offers just the right amount of edginess without straying far from tradition. The zippered detailing on the pant pocket and glazed alligator belt are subtle, unexpected touches while the ribbed crewneck sweater adds just a splash of color.

Modern Gentleman 

-Barbour Icon International Polar Quilt

-John Varvatos Ribbed Crewneck Sweater

-John Varvatos Zip Pocket Chelsea Jean

-W. Kleinberg Glazed Alligator Belt

-Tod's Leather Ankle Boot

If fashion and luxury style aren’t really your thing, stay true to your personal style with simple fall basics. A comfortable corduroy work shirt layered over a Henley packs some old school sporting style. Pair it with denim in a tailored slim or classic straight fit.

When it comes to footwear, go for something durable that can hold up to anything the fall weather can throw at it. Classic duck boots can be worn all season long for work and play.

Whether you’re shuckin’ oysters at a bonfire or tossing back beers at a tailgate, you’ll find yourself repeating this casual low-maintenance look throughout the fall.

Casual Gentleman 

-Filson Corduroy Work Shirt

-Faherty Henley

-Citizens of Humanity Denim

-W. Kleinberg American Bison Belt

-Wolverine Duck Boot

day 4

It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time you’re going to an event or if it’s an annual tradition for you and your friends, you’re going to want to look the part. If there were ever a classic fall outdoor look for men in the south, this is it.

A colored 5-pocket pant paired with a classic plaid vest is layered together with a complementary sport shirt. Boots in a tasteful desert suede walk the fine line between sport and luxury, while a two-tone glazed alligator belt adds a hint of polish and sophistication.

When dressing for any event, consider not just your personal style and preference but what you’re doing and where you’re going. And most importantly, be confident. No matter what you wear, it’s how you wear it.

Need help dressing for an upcoming event? Head to the corner of King and Society streets in historic downtown Charleston. An iconic men’s specialty retailer, M. Dumas & Sons offers an expansive array of classic outdoor apparel and high-end luxury fashion. For more outfit inspiration, stop into the store or visit MDumasandSons.com.

Classic Steeplechase Gentleman 

-Madison Creek Glen Plaid Vest

-Barbour Sport Shirt

-Duckhead Baseball Hat

-34 Heritage Cotton 5-Pocket Pants

-W. Kleinberg Two-Tone Glazed Alligator Belt

-Alden Suede Desert Boot

day 5