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Wimbledon happens once a year in June and it’s important to look smart but not to overheat.
There is no official dress code for Wimbledon and in fact, sartorial requirements for spectators have relaxed in recent years (shirt and tie were once mandatory in the members’ area), but there is an unspoken rule that attendees should make an effort, particularly if you’re heading to one of the hospitality areas.
Men traditionally wear fashionable suits and ties at major Wimbledon matches, and while women have a bit more latitude, they often wear white dresses, or similarly summery outfits.
Here are a few suggestions from Dress2kill. Lightweight cloths a must, we advise linens or Super 120’s. Mix and match with jacket and trousers or go for a full suit option. A three piece can work well as if it gets too hot simply remove jacket and stay Wimbledon looking dapper with your waistcoat!
Races give you the ability to be bold and to be daring and require some country attire, we advise suits but why not stand out with a contrasting waistcoat – a tweed suit for Cheltenham Festival is a must. Always wear a tie at the races and feel confident. Single breasted over a double breasted – either a single breasted one button or two. Funk the design up with some detail – go for some buttonhole stitching and some contrasting linings – you only live once!
Racing season isn’t simply an opportunity to combine a social occasion with the potential to make a little extra money – it’s also the perfect chance to ramp up your style game, cranking things up a notch and showing your impeccable taste.
But, for some men, especially the uninitiated, dressing for the races can be a daunting affair. Different racetracks often have different rules and dress codes – some, such as Royal Ascot, are dressier, others, like Leopardstown, are more casual – so do your research before you go.
So, how to cut a dash without going overboard? The following six tips will ensure that, off the racetrack at least, you’ll be a guaranteed winner: –
If you’re intent on really looking the part, it’s hard to beat a suit. Sure, you can wear a smart pair of trousers and a blazer to most racecourses, but a fitted suit will give you a hard-to-beat polish.
Tweed may be the fabric traditionally associated with the racing set but, unless styled correctly, a tweed suit can run the risk of looking a little twee. For something more contemporary, a sharp two- or three-button suit, or even a dapper double-breasted number, will look the part.
If you’re looking for a suit that has the flattering look of a black suit as well as the vibrant look of a colourful one, then a blue or navy suit is the best answer. It’s versatile shade, clean finish and bright colouring means it can be dressed up and down depending on your mood, giving you a look that’s both bold but not overpowering.
Navy and charcoal grey suits are ideal for creating sleek and uniformed outfits, but they can sometimes appear a little dark, especially for summer races. For a season-appropriate alternative, look to lighter options such as sand or beige.
If you’re intent on flashing some fashion feathers, consider a patterned suit, which will help you stand out from the crowd. A patterned suit such as a bold check has a vibrant edge, making it perfect for the formal yet fun vibe of the races.
When wearing a patterned fabric, the trick is to keep the main focus on the suit and to not detract from this with an excess of colour or clashing prints. Go with a crisp white shirt to keep things subtle, but feel free to introduce some colour with your tie or pocket square.
Smart Jacket & Shirt
If the idea of a suit sounds too fussy, you can still look racecourse-appropriate with a smart blazer and tailored trousers (anything from cord and cashmere to wool and cotton).
One look that is both classic and contemporary is to team a tweed jacket with a baby blue or white shirt and pressed chinos. Throw in a slim V-neck jumper if the temperature drops and you’re good to go.
The only meet of the year where you must wear tails and a waistcoat – you are in the presence of Royalty so please dress like it. And remember the top hat!