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.

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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

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