Men’s Fashion Feature

Half of the fun on race day is seeking out the biggest and the boldest ladies’ hats across the racetracks. But a creative day of fashion isn’t reserved for just the women. In this blog, we’ve composed a men’s fashion feature: because masculinity and style meet at the tracks.

The Hats

Start with the essentials– you’re not you without a race day hat. The options are overwhelming, but this classic fedora hat goes with almost any color scheme. A herringbone flat cap or a Mannes hat perfectly complement darker colors; whatever you decide on, you’ll be tastefully representing Derby style.

The Jacket

You’re in luck– with the cooler climes of our November race day, a stylish jacket checks off the boxes of looks and practicality. Be as loud or as sleek as you like: the options are endless. Explore patterns of traditional race day themes: roses, horseshoes, and stripes are sure to catch attendees’ eyes. For a more toned-down look, experiment with solid pastel suits or a darker, autumn-y approach. Mix and match these tones, or stay consistent with a color scheme.

The Shoes

From head to toe, you have to look the part on race day. Slip on these comfortable loafers or whip out your boat shoes to finish off your preppy attire. Worried about the mud? Try a pair of boots and complete a more rugged race day look.

The Accessories

Little details matter. Spice up a pair of darker shoes with patterned socks, or break up a monotone jacket with a bold bowtie or a striking belt. Watches, pocket squares, and sleek sunglasses can elevate any outfit. If you’re keeping away from a louder jacket, these smaller accents offer the perfect hints of Derby fashion.

Whatever you decide to model, we can’t wait to see it! Stay tuned on social (@Steeplechaseofcharleston) to get exclusives on where to shop for your Steeplechase look. Go as bold or as simple as you like! You’ll look good either way– you’re at Steeplechase of Charleston.