What to Wear to the Races – Menswear Guide

With Royal Ascot now in full swing, we have created a menswear guide which should hopefully help you pick out the perfect outfit for a day at the races


Always check the dress code.

Many race meetings, especially Royal Ascot, have a strict dress code for some of the enclosures so it is always best to check before you go. If you are going to Ascot this year make sure you visit the Royal Ascot website to check the dress code for the enclosure your attending. https://www.ascot.co.uk/royal-ascot/style-guide


If in doubt, wear a suit.

The majority of horse racing venues require race goers to wear formal attire. For summer, a Navy Linen suit is perfect. Pair with a crisp white cotton shirt and a bright silk tie for a well turned out look. Outside the formal enclosures, a smart jacket and a pair of chinos are more than acceptable. Why not wear a tweed jacket for the ultimate country gents outfit . Team with a Tattersall check shirt and a wool/silk tie and finish off with a pair of corduroy trousers. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the colour of your jacket and trousers. For a classic look, our pure wool navy blazer is ideal. Just add a shirt and a pair of light-coloured chinos for an effortless, smart outfit.





Don’t forget the accessories.

Complement your outfit with a bright silk tie or a pocket square. If you are wearing a plain suit, inject some colour with bold patterns or if your suit already has enough character, keep your accessories simple & in neutral tones to avoid clashing colours.


Royal Ascot Facts & Figures

Royal Ascot is world-famous racehorse meeting, attracting over 300,000 visitors to Berkshire every year making it Europe’s most attended race meeting. The highlight of the 5-day event is the prestigious Gold Cup, a two mile race. The most successful horse in Gold Cup history was Yeats who won four years in a row. Over the course of the meeting race goers consume; 51,000 Bottles of Champagne, 160,000 Glasses of Pimms, 131,000 Pints of Beer, 42,000 Bottles of Wine and 5,000 kilos of Salmon

For more information and facts visit the Royal Ascot website.



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