Be Dashing for the Epsom Derby Festival

On Investec Derby Day gentlemen are required to wear black or grey morning dress with top hat in the Queen’s Stand Enclosure.

For the rest of the festival days, a jacket, collar and tie are required in the Queen’s Stand Enclosure whilst for the other enclosures the code is to dress smartly. No sportswear, sleeveless vests or trainers should be worn.

Steal the limelight in a teal suit and make all other gents wearing grey or navy suits go green with envy. Plus Joe Browns Super Snappy three piece teal suit won’t break the bank. In micro check with marble effect buttons and a colourful ditsy floral lining on both jacket and the back of the waistcoat.

Prices are: Jacket £90, Trousers £50, Waistcoat £45.

Joe Browns was founded by Simon Brown in 1998. Inspired by a group of friends enjoying a beer at the end of a great day on the surf in North Wales, Simon wanted to emulate that fun, spontaneous and free feeling in clothes, making it Joe Browns’ mission to make people feel good.


Strut your stuff and be proud as a peacock in Simon Carter’s colourful multi bird shirt. Price £130.

Adorn your lapel with Joe Brown’s feather lapel pin. Price £7.

Bring zest to the outfit with Simon Carter’s Arancia (orange) tie. Italian made and knitted in pure silk. Price £65.

The ditsy floral lining of the jacket’s top pocket can be pulled up to create a pocket square as shown in the jacket image. Or choose one with more colour contrast and a unique design.

PYNQ’s Floral Rotunda pocket square (£35 via Etsy) can be customised with printed initials, name etc. for an extra £5.

Natalie Thompson, founder of PYNQ, graduated from Central St Martin’s School of Art & Design in 2003 with a BA (Hons) Textile Design. In 2011 PYNQ was set up as a platform for freelancing as a printed textile designer and in 2016 evolved into a men’s fashion accessories brand. Natalie designs each collection, which is then printed and hand rolled in the UK.

Accessorise with Jasper Snakeskin stone tube bracelet by MilliMoo Designs. Price £15.95 via Etsy.

Snakeskin Jasper is a calming stone and is said to help restrain whims that may lead to hazardous conditions – not a bad choice for a betting day.

In 2014 MilliMoo designs was founded by Gail Boddy after she purchased an expensive leather wrap bracelet, decided she could make one herself for a lot less money and discovered a new found talent and love for creating beaded bracelets. All the products are hand made by Gail. 

Complement the teal in the trouser with Oxblood brogues from Joe Browns. The high shine finish and striking golden brown along the perforations will ensure these brogues outshine all others. Price £65.

Birds on your shirt, why not on your socks too? These wise owls on SockShop’s cotton Scott Nichol owl socks manage to be subtle and flashy at the same time. Price £9.99.

Sunny or not, look cool in black wrap sunglasses edged in green, from Joe Browns. They may be only £14.95 but still offer maximum UV protection and maximum style.

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