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What to Wear to the Spring Races in 2016

Oct 27, 2016 - Calibre

What to wear to the Spring Races

Get your trackside attire en pointe and raise the style stakes this Spring Carnival

You’ve got your favourite horses lined up and your crew on standby. But when it comes to your attire, you’ve got to know how to play the game just right. Whether you’re the modern man, the classic gent or the loud and proud risk taker, it all comes down to immaculate grooming, sophisticated suiting and tasteful accessorising.

From spring races suits to fine footwear, and everything in between, Calibre has done all the hard work for you with our handpicked Spring Racing Shop selections for this year’s balmy racing season. Derby Day to Stakes Day, we’ve curated an exclusive spring racing fashion style guide so you can strut your stuff right into the winning circle, just like a seasoned professional.



What to wear to Derby Day


What to wear to Derby Day

Epitomising Derby Day is the classic, monochromatic dress code, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own. Embrace the black, grey and white mandate with exquisite tailoring and intricate detailing, and opt for bolder prints to make your mark. After all, the devil is in the detail.

Cut a dashing trackside silhouette with black-white check suit jacket paired with a crisp white shirt and tailored skinny black pants. Finish the look with statement accessorising pieces, from patterned Italian silk ties to lapel pins, luxurious pocket squares and gorgeous black leather shoes.

Mod suit jacketStretch Seven LS ShirtSkinny Stretch PantEmbossed Single Monk Strap

Givenchy 7012/S SunglassesVanilla Silk Flower PinGeo CufflinkBlanc Cotton Pocket Square

Discover your Derby Day Essentials



What to wear to Melbourne Cup Day


What to wear to Melbourne Cup Day

When it comes to men’s Melbourne Cup spring racing fashion, play around with some sneaky style and challenge the norm. Bring your A-game and channel fun, bright colours and add a touch of flair with statement accessories to finish off your look.

Imagine a bold blue ensemble with an intricately detailed pocket square, a pastel flower button hole and gorgeous tan leather loafers. You’ll have the ladies swooning.

Louis Check Suit JacketAntonio Biz ShirtRoyal Windowpane Suit Pant David Lace Up Shoe

Petros Skinny TieBastian Leather BeltGivenchy 7001/S SunglassesQuad Linen Pocket Square

Your Melbourne Cup picks sorted



What to wear to Oaks Day


What to wear to Oaks Day

Take a masculine twist on the traditionally feminine Oaks Day with appreciation for the finer details. Embrace lighter hues and adopt a tasteful pastel palette. Bring out your adventurous side with splashes of bold patterns and prints and you’ll be in for the win.

Pair a gorgeous natural linen suit with a slim fit European cotton shirt and finish the look with pastel accessories and polished tan leather shoes for a fool-proof ensemble.

Stretch Seven LS ShirtNatural linen suit pantWoven Single Monkstrap

Kenton Regular TiePastel Leather Flower PinEaston Leather BeltGivenchy 7001/S Sunglasses

Uncover your Oaks Day Ensemble



What to wear to Stakes Day


What to wear to Stakes Day

Bid adieu to the spring racing carnival and go out with a bang on Emirates Stakes Day. With a more relaxed dress code, you can afford to be more liberal with your attire options. Opt for signature bold colours for your suiting and complement with novel accessorising pieces for your own spin on the style stakes.

Consider a beautifully textured blue linen blazer paired with a crisp shirt and smart slim fit chinos for an ever so dapper look. Teamed with immaculate grooming and attention to the finer details, Calibre will ensure you stand out from the crowd.

Miami BlazerAntonio Biz ShirtRelaxed Fit ChinoWoven Tassel Loafer

Deacon Skinny TieBastian Leather BeltVanilla Silk Flower PinGivenchy 7001/S Sunglasses

Unlock your Stakes Day Wardrobe

And there you have it, Calibre’s take on spring racing carnival fashion

Our final notes are to pay homage to tradition and the sartorial elegance of yesteryear, but keep the style dialogue contemporary and refined. Show off your personality and flair and let your confidence reign supreme with beautifully crafted pieces and aspirational accessorising choices.

And may your favourite horse be victorious.

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