The Melbourne Cup Style Guide
Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation.
Whether you’re at Flemington Race Course or your local bar, what you wear is a vital part of Melbourne Cup tradition.
To ensure that it’s not just the horses you’re taking a punt on, we’ve put together your style guide to Melbourne Cup 2017.
What to wear
Unlike the traditionalism of Derby Day, Melbourne Cup gives you a great deal of freedom when it comes to colours and patterns.
Gents can’t go wrong with a slim blue suit. If you want to add that extra element to your racing attire then try the Chaney 2 Button Suit paired with the matching waistcoat.
When it comes to shirting, remember that this isn’t a day at the office. Mix it up a bit! Bold colours and patterns work really well with a navy suit, pick up the Baldwin Jacquard Check Shirt to try this out.
For this type of event a pocket square is must. Try to play with colours and patterns that compliment your outfit. Remember, your tie does not have to match your pocket square.
What to avoid
While the dress code may allow it, try not to overdo the colour.
There have certainly been some fluorescent suits offending eyes in the past. You don’t want to be that guy this year. Keep it cool with a complimentary colour scheme of two to three shades.
Try to avoid shoe styles that are chunky. Simple and understated is always best, allow your accessories to be your statement pieces. Opt for our classic Bill Brogue Shoe in Tan to incorporate this into your Melbourne Cup look.